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EDWARD III 

A.D. 1337—1339. 



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CONTENTS. 



Page 
Preface ...... v. 

CORKIGENDA ...... yii. 

Calendar ...... j 

Index ...... 637 



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PREFACE. 

The present volume forms part of a series of Calendars 
of the Close Rolls from the reign of Edward I. to that 
of Edward lY., the object and character of which are 
explained in the Preface to the first volume for the reign 
of Edward 11. (a.d. 1307— IHia). The text has been 
prepared, with the sanction of the Lords Commissioners 
of Her Majesty's Treasur}-, by Mr. A. B. Hinds, M,A. 
and he has also compiled the Index. 

H. C. MAXWELL-LYTE. 

Public Record Ofjice, 
August, 1900. 



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CORRIGENDA. 



Page 41, line 5, for "masons" read "plasterers." 

106. ,, 9, for "in a wallet" read "as a fine (in ger><nma)." 

108, ,, 7 from bottom, /or "Latonius" read " stonem(\son (latomus).' 

112, ,, 16 from bottom, /or "Botemleyn" read " Botevileyn." 

130, ,, 18 from bottom, for "keepers" read "keeper." 

188 „ 2 for " Bloiton " read " Blorton." 

226 „ 9 /or " Robert " read " Roger." 

256 „ 22 from bottom, for " Chynerston " read " Chyverston." 

276 ,, 13 from bottom, for " de ' read "le." 

298 ,, 9 from bottom, for " Jarpenill " 7-ead " Jarpevill." 

,, 479 „ 8 from bottom, for " Hemlif " read " Henilif." 

547 ,, 24 for " Walter" read "Walter de Weston." 



CALENDAR 

OP 

CLOSE ROLLS. 



U EDWARD III.— Part I. 



1337. 



Membbane 37. 



Jan. 26. To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
The Tower, to be elected in place of John le Marewe, who is so weak that, he cannot 
exercise the duties of that oflfice. 

To the same. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected 
ill place of John Levei-iche, who is so weak that he cannot exercise the 
duties of that office. 

Jan. 30. To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to cause two coroners for that 
The Tower, county to be elected in place of John Bertclot, deceased, and Kobert 
Blech, who is insufficiently quahfied. 

Jan. 27. To treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay without further 

The Tower, delay to Richard de la Pole, the king's butler, 4,766^. 13s.. 4c?., from the 
issues of the tenth granted by the clergy of the realm in the last great 
council at Nottingham, from the following dioceses, of the first terms 
of the payment of that tenth, to wit, 270^. from the diocese of Bath ; 
7101. from the diocese of Salisbury; 550/ from the diocese of London; 
1,170/. from the diocese of Norwich; 330/. from the diocese of Ely; 
610/. from the diocese of Winchester; 360/. from the diocese of 
"Worcester; 340/. from the diocese of Chichester; and 426/. 13s. Ad. from 
the diocese of Coventry ; and 100/. remaining, of the same issues of the 
second term of payment, from the diocese of London, and those payments 
being made, to receive from Richard his evidences and memoranda and 
the letters obligatory, if he has any from the king, and such letters of 
acquittance as they shall see fit, because the king" is bound to him in 
4,000/. for divers expenses incurred by him* in his office, and in 1,000 
marks, which he delivered to the king on loan, as may appear by divers 
memoranda and evidences in Richard's possession, and in 200/. previously 
assigned to him by a certain tally, which he restored at the king's receipt, 
and which was afterwards delivered to William de Dunstaple, the king's 



clerk, upon making divers provisions for the king's use. 



ByK. 



Jan. 28. 
The Tower. 



To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause five ' milia ' of iron and 200 
planks (hordas) of ' Estland ' and 100 quarters of sea coal to be bought 
and purveyed for anchors, and for doing other works in the Tower of 
London, and to dehver them by indenture to Thomas de Stapelford, 
siu-veyor of the kind's works in the Tower, as the king has commanded 
certain anchors to be speedily made for his ships, to wit, Ja Cristoffre 
and cogge Edward. By K. 

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1337. Membrane 37 — cont. 

Jan. 27. To the prior of Blythe. Order to deliver 40 oaks to William de Kelm, 
Laaigley. the king's carpenter, to be taken toi the place where they shall be re- 
quired, as the prior lately granted 40 oaks to the king at his request 
for the making of a galley, which he had commanded to be made at 
Kingston-upon-Hull, by William de la Pole, and the king has caused 
the galley to be begun, in the confidence [of receiving] that timber. 
[Fcedera.] By K. 



Feb. 8. 

The Tower. 



Feb. 10. 
The Tow«r. 



Feb. 3. 

Langley. 



Feb. 9. 

The Tower. 



Feb.,.10. 
The Tower. 

Feb. 10. 
The Tower. 



To William Tnissel, escheator ,this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with ai messuage and a carucate of land in Freydevill 
Esole and Nunynton, because the king has learned by inquisition taken 
by the escheator that John Colkyn held no lands at his death of the late 
king in that bailiwick, but that he held the said messuage and land in 
his demesne as of fee, of Geoffrey de Say, who held of the late king in 
chief, and whose lands were in the late king's hands by reason of the 
minority of Geoffrey, Geoffrey's son and heir, by the service of a moiety 
of a knight's fee, and that the said messuage and land afterwards came 
into the present king's hands, and that John Colkyn, son of the said 
John, who haiS proved his age before the escheator, is John's next heir ; 
and the king lately took the homage of the said Geoffrey, son of Geoffrey, 
for all tlie lands which his father held of the late king in chief. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
executors of the will of Henry Beaufiz, to whom the late king granted 
the custody of all the lands which belonged to John Golkyn, the father, 
untU the heir should come of age, rendering a certain thing yearly to the 
king, to be discharged of the said thing, provided that he answer to the 
king for the residue thereof before the said day. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of William de Tedrynton, who was lately indicted 
before Richard 'Talbot and his fellows, justices of oyer and terminer in 
CO. Gloucester, for divers trespasses and felonies, and committed to 
prison for that cause. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to pay Peter Bolle, to whom 
on 12 October in the 6th year of his reign, the king committed the 
custody of his park of Fremantel, to hold during pleasure, receiving the 
accustomed wages for that custody, the arrears of such wages, from the 
said 12 October, and to pay such wages henceforth as long as he is 
sheriff. 

To Simon de Grymesby, escheator in the liberty of Holderness. Order 
to cause reasonable dower to be assigned to Avicia., late the wife of 
Robert le Conestable, of Halsam, tenant in chief as of the honour of 
Albemarle, from all the lands which Robert held of the said honour, in 
the presence of John, Robert's son and heir, if he choose to attend, upon 
her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

To Peter Bard, bailiff of Sandwich. Order to pay 40Z. of the ferm 
of that town to William de Clynton, constable of Dover castle, for ret- 
pairing divers defects in that castle. By K. 

To Thomas Appelane. Order to pay 20Z. of his money without delay 
to William de Clynton, constable of Dover castle, whom the king has 
ordered to cause divers works to be newly done within that castle, for 
the said works, and the king vidll cause Thomas to have due payment 
thereof or an assignment in places where he shall quickly be satisfied for 
that Sinn. By -^ 



11 EDWARD III.— Part I. 



1337. 

Feb. 12. 

The Tower. 



Membrane 37 — cont. 



Jan. 28. 
The Tower. 



To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with a messuage, 40 acres of land and the moiety of an 
acre of wood in Thunderle, amoving the king's hand therefrom., as the 
eschea.tor retui-ned that he had not taken those tenements into the 
king's hands, but that Robert do Holewell, his predecessor, had so taken 
them, pretending that the prior of King's Hatfield had appro- 
priated them to himself and his house from John atte More, 
M-ithout licence ; and afterwards, at the prior's suit, showdng 
that he had no other estate in those tenements except for 
four years, by the demise of the said John, and beseeching 
the king to cause his hands to be amoved from them, the king ordered 
the esclieator to take an inqmsition upon the matter, whereby it is 
found that the prior did not acquire the messuage, land and wood of 
John in fee, but that he held them by John's demise, for the term of 
four years, from Michaehnas in the 9th year of the king's reign, and 
that the tenements are held of GeoflFrey de Launey, by the service of 5s, 
yearly. 

To the treasvirer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Bartholomew de Bard and Peter Byne and their fellows, merchants of 
the society of the Bardi, have shown the king that whereas the late king, 
on 20 July in the 14th year of his reign, ordered the then treasurer and 
chamberlains by his writ of privy seal, to pay to Gerus and Bonus and 
their fellows, then merchants of the said society, 200 marks, which they 
had undertaken to pay for the late king to Master Andrew Sapiti, then the 
late king's proctor in the Roman court, or certain of his affairs there, 
charging therewith Roger de Northburgh, then keeper of the wardrobe ; 
and although Gerus and Bonus and their fellows paid the said 200 marks 
by the view and information of Andrew, to divers persons in the Roman 
court, for the said cause, as may fully appear by the letters patent of 
Andrew, which Bartholomew and Peter and their fellows have in their 
possession, yet because the said merchants did not exhibit the said letters 
upon Roger's account at the exchequer, Roger has charged them, with 
the said 200 marks upon the rendering of that accoimt, upon which pre- 
text 200 marks are now exacted from them ; the king therefore orders 
the treasurer, barons and chamberlains to view the said writ of privy 
seal and Andrew's letters patent, and if they find that Gerus and Bonu? 
paid 200 marks as aforesaid, then to supersede the demand for 200 marks, 
and to discharge and acquit the merchants thereof at the exchequer. 



1337. 

Feb. 22. 
Hatfield. 



Feb. 20. 

HaAfieM. 



MEMBBANE 36. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to John Baronshel 
and John Junctyn and their fellows, merchants of the society of the 
Peruzzi, 173Z. 6s. Sd., without delay, or to cause them to have a com- 
petent assignment, charging Arnald de Duro Fcrti with 100/., and 
Bartholomew de Burghersh with 40/., as the said merchants delivered 
100/. to Arnald upon his wages, which he lately received from the king, 
and 40/. to Bartholomew upon his expenses in going to parts beyond 
the sea on the king's affairs, and 50 marks to John de Frandeston of 
the king's gift. By K. 

To the same. Order to pay 73/. to Bartholomew de Barde and Peter 
Byne and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi, or to cause 
them to have a competent assignment therefor, charging nobody there 
with, as the king is bound to them in 73/. for divers jewels, bought by 

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1357. 



Feb. 27. 
The Tower. 



Feb. 22. 
Hatfidd. 



March 8. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 36 — cont, 

them for his use, and delivered to John de Tradeston by the king's order, 
to be deUvered by him to certain persons in parts beyond the sea, as 
the king has enjoined upon him. By K. 

To Richard de la Pole, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 
place in the port of London. Order to- deliver those 20 tuns of wine 
which the king ordered him to buy for the munition of Dover castle, and 
to deliver to William de Clynton, constable of that castle, if he have not 
hitherto delivered it to Richard Haket, whom the king has now appointed 
receiver and keeper of his victuals in that castle, with all speed. The 
king has ordered Richard to receive the wine from Wilham, and keep 
it as is fitting. 

To the taxers and collectors in co. 'Somerset of the tenth and fifteenth 
granted to the king by the laity in the last great council at Nottingham. 
Order to have 650^. of the first term of payment at London on Monday 
in the first week of Lent next, to be delivered to Bartholomew de Bard 
and Peter Byne or to Ba,\xkynus Belkare, merchants of the (Society of the 
Bardi, or tO' their attorneys, notwithstanding the king's order to pay 
that money at the exchequer, knowing that if the payment of that 
money is delayed beyond that day, upon any pretence, the king will 
rigorously punish them as obstructors of his iaffairs and those of the realm 
and as disobedient to him and his orders, as the king lately ordered the 
treasurer and chamberlains to cause 650/. of the issue® of that tenth 
and fifteenth to be paid to these merchants, in part payment cf 
12,235/. 17.9. bd., which they have lent to the king, and the merchants 
have promised to pay that sum at London on the said day. By K. 

The like to^ the following taxers and collectors in the following counties 
for the following sums, to wit : 

In CO. Essex, for 620/. 

In CO. Middlesex for 175/. 

In CO. Sixrrey for 290/. j 

In CO. Buckingham for 340/. 

In CO. Oxford for 700/. 

In CO. Berks for 520/. 

In CO. Wilts for 790/. 

In CO. Bedford for 330/. 

In CO. Gloucester for 700/. 

In CO. Devon for 470/. 

In CO. Somerset for 650/. 

In CO. Dorset for 425/. 

In CO. Cornwall for 200/. 

In CO. Hertford for 306/. 

In CO. Worcester for 250/. 

In the town of Bristol for 110/. 

In CO. Suffolk for 720/. 

In CO. Northampton for 580/. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
Richard Lovel, who formerly held the lands cf Roger de Moeles, tenaoit 
in chief of the late king, by the late king's grant, for rendering a certain 
thing to that king yearly, until Roger's heir should come of age, of the 
said thing from 17 September in the 19th year of the late king's reign, 
as on that day the late king took the homage of John de Moeles, Roger's 
brother and heir, for all the lands which Roger held at his death in chief, 
and rendered them to him. 



11 EDWARD III.— Part I. g 

*3t> I . Membrane 36 — cont. 

To John de Glanton, constaible of Carlisle castle. Ordered to oxpeiul 
50 marks in repairing the houses, walls, turrets and other buildings of 
that castle, of the ferm of 63/. Is. l\d., which he is bound to render to 
the king yearly by the hands of the sheriff of Cumberland, for the custody 
of the said castle, and of tlie king's demesne lands there, beyond those 
sirnis which the king ordered him at divers times to expend in such re- 
pairs, by the view and testimony of Peter de Tiliot (sic). By K. 

March 14. To the treasm-er and barons of thei exchequer. Order to cause John 
Westminster, de Glanton to have due allowance in his ferm and the sheriflf of Ciunber- 
land in his account for 50 marks, if they shall find that he has ex- 
pended that amount in repairing the said castle. 

Feb. 1. To Thomas de Foxele, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to cause 
Hatfield, the houses, tower, and bridges of that castle, the houses and walls of 
the garden without the castle, the houses and ponds of the king's parks 
there, the houses and walls of the king's manor of Kenyngton, and the 
paling and wall about the king's pa,rk there, to be repaired where 
necessary, by the view and testimony of the viewers of works there, up 
to the sum of 40Z. 

Feb. 28. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
The Tower, sheriff of Warwick to have due allowance in his account for thei sums 
which they shall find him to have expended in repairing the king's gaol 
of Wai-wick, by the view and testimony of William de Sutton, up to the 
sum of 13/. 2s. 10c/., as the king lately ordered the sheriflf to spend up 
to 20 marks in repairing the gaol which was so ruined that the escape 
of prisoners there was to be feared, and the sheriflt expended up to 
13/. 2s. \Qd., by virtue of the said order, as ,may fully appear by an 
indenture under William's seal and in the sheriff's possession. 

Jan. 28. To the taxers and collectors in co. Essex of the tenth and fifteenth 
The Tower, granted by the community of the reahn in the last great coimcil ajt 
Nottingham. Order to pay to John de Pulteneye, citizen of London, 
300/. of the first money of that tenth and fifteenth, without delay, accord- 
ing to the tenor of the king's letters, notwithstaaiding the king's order 
under the exchequer seal to have that money at the exchequer at York 
on Monday in the first week of Lent next, as John, at the request of 
the king and his council, paid 300/. for the king to Arnald de Bosco, the 
king's clerk, in which sum the king was bound to him according to a 
composition made between the seneschal of Gascony and the constable 
of Bordeaux and others of the king's council in those parts, and the said 
Arnald, as Arnald has confessed in person in chancery, and the king 
granted to John that he should receive those 300/. of the first money 
of the said tenth and fifteenth in that county, by the hands of the taxers 
and collectors. By K and C. 

March 5. To Wilham Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to permit the 
Westminster, abbot of Reading to hold the manor of Eston in Hertfordshire, by reason 
of doing certa n chantries, or alms for tha manor, freely and with- 
out rendei-ing aught thereof, according to the tenor of the king's 
charters and confirmations, superseding the disquieting of the abbot upon 
his possession of that mmor, as king Henry, the ^king's progenitor, by 
his charter, which the late king confirmed, granted to St. Ma,ry and the 
monks of Reading, the said manor with the church of that town in 
frankalmoin, as they held them of the gift of king, Henry, grandfather 
of the said Henry; and by an inquisition taken by the escheator it is 



6 cIalendar of close rolls. 

1337. Membrane 36 — cont. 

found that the abbot of Reading and his predecessors have hitherto held 
the manor freely without rendering aught thereof or doing '^y 
chantries or alms for the same, and |that 'the manor lis held of the king 
in chief by the service of praying for the king, his progenitors and 
successors. 

March 6. To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause the defects of the king's 
Westminster, hall within the town of Nottingham, where the county of Nottingham 
is held, to be repaired where necessairy, up to the svaa. of 20 marks, be- 
yond those 30Z. which the king lately ordered him to expend in repairing 
the said hall, by the view and testimony of John ,de Driffeld, the king's 
clerk. By 'K. 

Membbane 35. 

Feb. 7. To the sheriffs of London. Whereas the king ordered them to cause 
The Tower, all the goods and merchandise of the men and merchants of France and 
Normandy and elsewhere, of the power of the king of France, which they 
should find within that bailiwick tO' be arrested up to the sum of 2007. 
in part satisfaction for 823/. the value of goods taken from a ship called 
la Litel Lecheuard, pi Bursselden, of which Thomas Cole, of Ham.ele, 
was master, of the goods of Robert atte Grene, Nicholas le Coifster, 
and John de Weston, merchants of the realm, by John deSanota Agatha, 
together with the damages incurred by reason of the said plunder, or 
until further orders, except the goods and merchandise of merchants 
of the lands and domains of the said king, who make continual stay 
within the realm and continually trajffic there, and to inform the king 
without delay of the goods so arrested, of their value and nature and 
of all their proceedings in this respect [as in this Calendar, 10 Edward 
III. i^age 620] ; and the sheriffs returned that by reason of the said order 
they arrested certain wool of the following tmen of the 'dominion and power 
of the king of France, and certain debts which were owing to the follow- 
ing men and merchants of the same dominion and power, by certain 
men of that city, to wit : 6 sarplars of wool of Carfamus Baret of Gynes, 
7 sacks and 8 nails and 4 sarplars of wool of Bartholomew, son of John 
atte Querne of Whitsand, merchant, 5 sacks and a nail containing 60.s. 
of the price of each sack of the said wool, and 111. 10s., in which the 
men of that city, are bound, to wit, Thomas Brus in 70s. and John de 
Berkynge in 11., to the said Carfamus and Cartholoinew de Stanhou 
in 11., to William de Bray of Caam, merchant of the said lordship 
and power as Thomas, John de Berkynge and Thomrs God- 
chep have acknowledged in person before ,the sheriff for them- 
selves and Bartholomew de Stanhou ; and that the said merchants 
of the said dominion and power make continual stay in the 
parts of the king of France and continually traffic there; the 
king therefore orders the sheriffs to cause the said sarplars of 
wool, or the price thereof, and the said debts arrested by them, to be 
delivered by indenture, without delay, to Robert, Nicholas and John de 
Weston, or their attorneys in part satisfaction of the said 823/., and to 
cause all other goods and merchandise of men and merchants of France 
and Normandy and elsewhere of the power of the king of France, which 
shall be found within that bailiwick to be arrested and safely kept up 
to the sum of 145/. 19s. 10^-c/., remaining in part satisfaction of the 
said 823/., except the goods and merchandise of merchants of the lands 
of the said king, who make continual stay in the realm, and to inform 



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l'>o7. Membrane 35 — cont. 

the king of the goods so arrested and of the value thereof. The, king 
has also ordered the sheriffs of Southampton, Norfolk, and Suffolk to 
cause the goods and merchandise of men and merchants of the lands of 
the said king, found within those baiUwicks, to be likewise arrested and 
safely kept, to wit: to the sheriff of Southampton, up to the sum of 
400/. in that bailiwick, and to the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk up to 
the sum of 223/., remaining in that bailiwick. By K. and C. 

Jan. 28. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
The Tower. WhereaiS Geoffrey de Say, late admiral of the king's fleet, both of the 
Cinque Ports and of the other ports and places from the mouth of the 
Thames towards the West, which the king sent to sea., prepared for 
war, for the defence of the realm against invasion, bought and took 
divers victuals from thei following men for the maintenance of himself 
and of the other men about to set out in those ships in the king's ser- 
vice, to wit : from Thomas Aspeloun, John Condy the younger, and 
Salomon Yok, 11 quarters of wheat of the price of 55s., 12 tuns of wine 
of the price of 19/. 4s., and 93 quarters of fish of the price of 19/. 13s. , 
two oxen, which belonged to John Foulmere, of the price of 24s., and a 
heifer which belonged to Jolin Foulmed, of the price of 9s., and 300^ 
' makerel ' of the price of 4s., of Margery, late the wife of Safirus de Legh 
of Gildentonne, 3 pigs of the price of 10s., of Richard Sherreve, 10 
quarters of wheat of the price of 40s. and 30 sheep of the price of 50s. ; 
of Alan de Twitham, 2 oxen of the price of 18s., and 12 sheep of the 
price of 18s. ; of Simon Lut, 10 sheep of the price of 15s. ; of Master 
Hemy de Shorne, 3 quarters of wheat of the price of 12s. and 50 sheep 
of the price of 100s. ; of William Biholte, of Flete, an ox of the price 
of 125. and 7 pigs of the price of 27s. 6<i. ; of Tliomas de Alkham of 
Monigham, 6 oxen of the price of 50s. ; of William Loverik, of Sand- 
wich, 22 tuns of wine of the price of 35/. 4s. ; of Walter do Horsted, 
bailiff of the prior of Ledes of the manor of Wodesbergh, 9 pigs of the 
price of 24s. ; of John Botoun of Sandwich, 40 quarters of wheat of the 
price of lOZ. ; of Henry atte Stone, and Gilbert de Sende, 4 tuns of 
\vine of the price of 10 marks and 101 quarters of large melwell of the 
price of 66s. 8<i. ; of Hugh Goldsmyth and Thomas de Romene, 4 tuns 
of wine of the price of 10 marks and 100 salted fish of the price of 
26s. M.; of Nicholas Aras, 12 sheep of the price of 20s.; of Nicholas 
Brembel, 100 salted fish of the price of 42s. ; of Richard Godwyne, 60 
sheep of the price of 4/. 10s. ; of the prior of Dover, 7 oxen of the price 
of 45s. ; of John de Faversham, 10 quarters of wheat of the price of 40s., 
2 tiins of cider of the price of 20s., 8 oxen of the price of 55s., 9 sheep 
of the price of 13s. &d., 6 pigs of the price of 18s., 10 small bacon hogs 
of the price of 20s., and 200 fish of the price of 4/. ; of Henry Wyncli of 
Wynchelse, 10 quarters of wheat of the price of 50s., 4 tuns of wine of 
the price of 6/., and 100 salted fish of the price of 40s. ; and no satisfac- 
tion has as yet been made to them for the price of the said victuals, as 
Geoffrey has acloiowledged in person in chancery, the king therefore 
orders the treasvirer, barons and cliamberlains to pay to each of the 
said men the sum due to him or to John Arundel of Sandwich, who 
pursues for payment of that money for the said men for their use, or to 
cause them to have competent satisfaction at another time by an assign- 
ment, or in another way that shall seem expedient. By K. and C. 

Jan. 27. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Whereas the king is bound to 

The Tower. Bartholomew de Bard and Peter Byne and their fellows, merchants of 

the society of the Bardi, in 12,235/. 175. bd., which they delivered to 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



lo67. Membrane 35 — cont. 

him on loan at divers times for the war of Scotland, as may fully appear 
by memoranda and other evidences at the king's receipt, and the king's 
letters obligatory, which they have thereof; the king wishing competent 
payment of that sum to be made to the merchants from the money of 
the tenth and fifteenth granted in the last great council at Notyngham, 
orders the treasurer and chamberlains to pay "without delay to the 
said merchants 9,333Z. 6s. Sd. of the said sum of the issues of the said 
tenth and fifteenth in the following counties for the present term of the 
Purification, to wit: 620Z. in co. Essex, 175^. in co. Middlesex, 290^. in 
CO. Surrey, 340/. in co. Buckingham, 700/. in co. Oxford, 520/. in co. 
Berks, 790/. in co. Wilts, 330/. in co. Bedford, 470/. in co. Devon, 650/. 
in CO. Somerset, 425/. in co. Dorset, 200/. in co. Cornwall, 100/. in co. 
Rutland, 306/. in co. Hertford, 250/. in co. Worcester, 110/. from the 
town of Bristol, 260/. in co. Cumberland, 80/. in co. Westmoreland, 450/. 
in CO. Northumberland, and 267/. 6s. 8^. in co. Lancaster, 720/. in co. 
Suffolk, 580/. in co. Northampton, and 700/. in co. Gloucester, and the 
remaining 2,902/. 10s. 9c/. of the issues of the tenth and fifteenth of the 
second term of the payment thereof to wit: 1,720/. in co. Norfolk, 700/. 
in CO. Suffolk, 282/. 10s. 9c/. in co. Buckingham, and 200/. in co. 
Northampton, and that done, to receive from the merchants the letters 
obhgatory and other evidences if they have any from the king. By K. 

Feb. 25. To the same. Order to pay to John Baronshel, Guy Donaiti, and 
Hatfield. John Junctyn and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Peruzzi, 
1,000/. of the issues of the tenth and fifteenth granted in the last great 
council at Nottingham, with all possible speed, as the king is bound to 
those merchants in 1,000/., which he received from them on loan for 
certain urgent affairs, wherefore he afterwards granted that they should 
receive the said 1,000/. of the issues of the ancient custom in the 
port of London, and the king ordered the collectors of that custom to 
pay the 1,000/. to the merchants from the said issues, and now the 
collectors have certified the king in chancery, at his order, that they 
have paid nothing to the merchants because the seal called " coket " in 
that port, was closed by the king's order, and the merchants have resiored 
the king's said letters obligatory to chancery to be cancelled. By K. 



Membbane 34. 



March 12. To the mayor and bailiffs of Dublin. Order to be attendant upon 
Westnxinster. John de Leicestr[ia] and Milana his wife, concerning a rent of 
12/. 12s. 6d., of the fenn of the city of Dublin, which the mayor, bailiffs 
and citizens of Dublin are bound to render to the king yearly, at the 
exchequer of Dubhn, if John and Milana are in the king's faith, as on 
1 Jime last the king gave hcence to John, son of William Jurdan, tha.t 
he might demise and grant that rent to whom he would, so long as they 
should remain in the king's peace and faith, to hold for seven years, and 
the king likewise gave special licence that those to whom John should 
demise the said rent, should hold it until the end of the said term, if 
John should die within the term, and John Jurdan demised, that rent 
to John de Leicestr[ia] and Milana his wife, for seven years, by virtue 
of the said licence, as the king has learned. By K. and C. 

March 4. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

Westminater. meddle further with the custody of the abbey of St. Peter, Gloucester, 

the priories, cells, manors or other things or gocds belonging thereto, 



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1337. Membrane 34 — cont. 

having taken a certain seisin in the name of the king's royal lordship 
within the gates of the abbey, by reason of the voidance of the abbey by 
the death of John, the last abbot, if such seisin is not yet taken, per- 
mitting the prior and convent to have full administration of the said 
temporalities, goods and things, restoring the issues thereof to thtm as 
on 28 February in the 2nd year of his reign, the king granted to the 
abbot aaid convent that the prior and convent should have the custody 
of the abbey, et-c. as often as it should become jvoid and of all tho 
temporaUties, etc. pertaining thereto, with full and free ^idministration 
thereof, saving to the king and his heirs the knight's fees which are held 
of the abbey and the advowsons of churches when they fall in during 
voidances ; saving also to the king the escheats which fall in at such 
times, which escheats, when the voidances are finished, tO' wit after tha 
fealty of him who has been elected and confirmed abbot has been made 
to the king, shall be deUvered and remain to the prior and convent of 
the place and their successors without let or hindrance, rendering to the 
king for every voidance 100 marks if it shall endure for a year, and pro 
rata for a less or greater time; and the king granted that no sheiTJf, 
escheator or other bailiff or minister of himself or his heirs should inter- 
meddle with the custody of the abbey, priory, or its cells, manors or 
other things pertaining thereto, by reason of a voidance, except that the 
escheator or sheriff of Gloucester for the time being, should take a simple 
seisin within the gates of the abbey at the beginning of every voidanC3, 
in the name of the king's royal lordship, and that done, should im- 
mediately depart without taking aught thence, so that he should not 
stay there for more than one day by reason of that seisin, or substitute 
any one in his place. 

Feb. 24. To the taxers and collectors in co. Kent of the tenth and fifteenth 
llMfield. granted by the laity of the realm in the last great council at Nottingham. 
Order to cause 755/. of the first term of payment to be brought to London 
without delay, to be deUvered to John Baronshel, Guy Donati, John 
Junctyn and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Peruzzi, or to 
their attorney there, in part payment of the greater sum which the kiiig 
owes to them, notwithstanding the order, under the exchequer seal, to 
have that money at the, exchequer at York on Monday in the first week 
in Lent next, so that the king's urgent affairs may not be hindered for 
lack of payment of this money, nor any damage happen whereby the 
king would have cause to punish them in this respect, receiving from 
the merchants or their attorneys, ^their letters of acquittance, and the 
tally levied thereon at the king's receipt, which the king ordered to be 
delivered to the merchants in discharge of the taxers and collectors, as 
the king is bound to the merchants in 11,732/. 13s. ^d., which I hey 
delivered to him on loan at his receipt, at his request, for the war of 
Scotland and the defence of the realm, as may fully appear by the 
memoranda of that receipt, and because the said merchants have promised 
to pay great and divers sums of money for tlie said affairs and other 
most urgent things, as the king has enjoined them, the king wishes to 
secure the speedy repayment of the said money to them. By K. 

The like to the taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in the 
following counties and parts for the following sums, to wit : — 

To the taxers and collectors in co. Huntingdon for 112/. 

To the taxers and collectors in co. Southampton for i To have the 
665/. [ money at 

To the taxers and collectors in co. Sussex for 585/. \ London, etc. 

To the taxers and collectors in co. Hereford for 210/. / 



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without 
delay. 



1337. Membrane 34 — cont. 

To the taxers and collectors in the parts of Kesteven, 

CO. Lincoln, for 475/. 
To the taxers and collectors in the West Ridins:, j rr 4.1, 

CO. York for 365/. ^ mone 

To the taxers and collectors in the North Riding:, > -.i ^. 

CO. York, for 285/. ^ "''''^""' 

To the taxers and collectors in co. Stafford for 284/. 
To the taxers and collectors in co. Lancaster for 

52/. 135. U. 

March 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Westminster. Whereas the king sent John Darcy to the Tower of London to stay there 
for the safe keeping of the same, and caused 10/. to be de'ivered to 
him upon his wages and those of others in his company, and afterwards 
sent him to France, and caused 100/. to be dehvered to him upon his 
expenses in that journey, for the I'eceipt of which money John is dis- 
trained to render an account to the king by the treasurer and barons, 
as he asserts, and has besought the king to order that account to be 
audited ; the king therefore orders the treasurer, barons and chamber- 
lains to account with John upon the premises, and to cause hun to have 
pa^yment or a competent assignment for what shall be found to be due 
to him in this respect*. 

March 14. To the same. Order to pay to Gilbert de Umframvill, earl of Anegos, 
Wf&tminster. or his attorney, 274/. 20c/., or to cause him to have competent satisfac- 
tion or an assignment therefor, receiving from the earl his bill, as the 
king is bound to the earl in that sum, both for his wages and those of 
his men-ait-arms retained by him in the king's service in the war of 
Scotland, and for replacing his horses appraised and dead in the said 
service, between 14 May in the 10th year of the king's reign, and the 
7th December following, as may fully appear by a bill under the seal 
of Richard de Feryby, keeper of the wardrobe, which the earl has in his 
possession ; and the earl has besought the king to cause him to have such 
payment or assignment. By C. 

To the same. Order to pay 37/. to Ranulph de Dacre, banneret, or 
to cause him to have a competent assignment therefor, if they shall find, 
upon viewing his bill, that the money is owing to him, receiving from 
him the said bill, as the king is bound to Ranulph in 37/. for his wages 
and those of his men-at-airms whom he retained in the king's service in 
the war of Scotland, between the 11th May in the 10th year of the king's 
reign, and the 10 September following, as may fully appear by a bill 
under the seal of Richard de Feriby, keeper of the wardrobe, which 
Ranulph has in his possession, and he has besought the king to cause 
such payment or assignment to be made to him. By C. 

March 13. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
Westmiueter. and acquit Richard Level of rendering a certain fixed sum yearly for the 

custody of the lands which belonged to Roger de Modes, tenant in chief 

of the late king [as at page i above]. 

Membbane 33. 

March 1. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequea-. Order to peimit 

The Tower. William de Carballa of Bodmynne, merchant, to have the terms which 

the king has granted to him for those 60/. in which ho is bound to the 

king for the stampage of tin in co. Cornwall for the time of Jolxn Petit, 



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1337. Membrane 33 — cont. 

late sheriff of that county, as the king, haiving compassion on William's 
estate, who is much depressed by depredations and damage of goods 
upon the sea, has granted that he shall pay 10 marks yearly until the 
debt be discharged. 

March 18. To the same. A hke writ in favour of Nicholas Piers of Lostwythiel, 

Westminster, merchant, who is bound to the king in 60/., for the stampage of tin in co. 

Cornwall for the time of John Petit, to pay lOZ. yearly. By K. 

March 25. To Master John de Ayleston, the king's clerk. Order to cause all 
Westminster, the king's money whi«h is in the treasury in his' custody, and which 
is henceforth to be sent to the king's receipt for his use, to be safely 
kept, and to cause no assignment or attermination of debts which are 
owed by or to the king or his progenitors to be made to any one until 
further orders. By K. 

March 11. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas on 15 February 
Westminster, in the 9th year of his reign, the king sent by writ of privy seal to Robert 
de Sapy, keeper of the forest of Dene, now deceased, Richard Game, the 
king's iietcher {fleccharium) and ten working fletchers to stay within that 
forest until they had made a grea.t number of darts (pilorum), with 
which the king charged Richard, and the king ordered Robert to cause 
Qd. a day to be paid to Richard from the issues of that baihwick, and 
3d. a day to each of the said workmen for their wages from the time of 
beginning the work until they should complete the number of the said 
darts, and to cause sufficient carriage for carrying the davts t^ 
the king, to be found, making an indenture between Robert and 
Richard for what he should pay to Richard in this respect, whereby tiie 
king would wish to make allowance to him thereupon, and Robeit, by 
virtue of that order, deUvered 64s. 6d. to Richard for his wages from 21 
Februairy in the said year, when he began that work, until 29 June 
following, and 16/. 2s. 6d. for the wages of ten fletchers for the said time, 
and 63s. 8d. for a newly constructed waggon, for charging the said darts 
and for carrying them from St. Briavels to the king at Berwick-upon- 
Tweed, as may fully appear by the said indenture; the king therefore 
orders the treasurer and barons to view the king's order* and the said 
indenture, and if they find that this is so, then to cause Alina, late 
Robert's wife, and the executrix of his will, to have due allowance for 
the said money in the account for the issues of the said forest, receiving 
from her- the said order and indenture. 

To the same. Whereas on 24 July, in the sixth year of his reign, the 
king ordered Robert de Sapy, constable of St. Biiavel's castle and keeper 
of the land and honour of St. Briavel's, by wi-it, to cause 500 pieces cf 
iron and 5,000 shoes for horses, with the nails pertaining thereto, to be 
bought and purveyed without delay, and to cause the iron and nails 
to be brought to Bristol and deUvered to the mayor of that town by 
indenture, and Robert delivered 500 pieces of good iron and 5,000 horse 
shoes with nails to the mayor by the hands of John de Rostle, his 
attorney, by virtue of the king's order, as may fully appear by indenture 
between Robert and the mayor; the king therefore orders the treasurer 
and barons to view the said order and indenture, and if this is so, then 
to cause due allowance to be made to Alina, late Robert's wife and the 
executrix of his will, in the account for the issues of the said castle, land 
and honour. 



i2 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



Idoi. Membrane 33 — cont. 

To John Darcy, justiciary, and John de Ellerker, treasxirer of Lrelajad. 
or to him who suppHes the justiciary's place. Order to permit the abbot 
of Foiirneys and his ministers to receive and levy the ferms, rents, and 
other profits issuing from the abbot's lands in Lreland, and to permit 
those ministers to send and carry them at will to the abbot, within the 
realm, notwithstanding the king's ordinance, and to restore to the abbot 
anything which they may have levied of liis lands, goods and chattels 
there for the said cause, as the abbot has complained to the king that 
the justiciary and treasurer, by reason of an ordinance made by the king 
and his council in ,a late parhament at Westminster, that lords who hold 
lands in Ireland shall pay a subsidy and costs for the defence of their 
mai'ches, hinder the abbot and liis ministers in Ireland from receiving 
and levj'ing fenns, etc., from his lands in Ireland, and from taking them 
to the abbot to England, wherefore the abbot has besought the king 
to provide a remedy, and it is not thd king's intention or that of his 
council that the abbot or others of the realm who haive lands in Ireland 
be hindered from receiving profits at will from their lands. 

March 15. To Richard de la Pole, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 
WestmiDster. place in the port of Southampton. Order to deliver to the prior and 
convent of St. Denis, neai" Southampton, or to their attorney, a tun of 
red wine of the king's prise of the present season of rack, of the wines 
brought to that port, in accordance with the king's grant to them of a 
tun of red wine yearly. 

Feo. 8. To Thomas Espelon and Nicholas ChaiUmpeneys. Request to pay 20Z. 
The Tower, of their money without delay to William de Clynton, constable of Dover 
castle, whom the king has ordered to cause divers works within the 
castle to be done. 

March 13. To Wilham Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to distra'n 
Westminster. John son of John son of Ranulph, for his homage and fealty, as he has 
done homage and fealty for the lands which he holds of the king. 

By p.s. [9832.] 

March 20. To Roger de Grey and his fellows, justices of oyer and terminer in 
Westminster, co. Bedford. The abbot of Rameseye has shown the king by his petition 
before him and his council in parhament, that whereas he was residing 
at his abbey of Rameseye, co. Huntingdon, and has d^je so for a long 
time, Thomas de Stodleye, the elder, then one of Roger's fellows, con- 
triving mahciously to annoy the abbot, Richard the abbot's brother, and 
John Baroun, impleaded them before those justices, by a certain bill, 
for having cut down, and broken by force and arms, the hays of Thomas 
at Wotton, and for having eaten, trodden down, and coiisiuned the corn 
and grass gi-owing there to the value of 20/., to the damage of 50Z. to 
Thomas and against the king's peace, and he procured a day to be ap- 
pointed by the justices for the abbot, Richard and John, to answer before 
the justices to Thomas concerning the said trespass, from ; day to day, 
and the sheriff of co. Bedford to. adjudge the issues upon the abbot at 
the will of Thomas, from day to day, until the abbot lost his issues to 
the sum of 52/. by his default, the abbot then staying in co. Huntingdon, 
and being ignorant of the appointed days on account of the shortness 
of the same, and caused those issues to be adjudged forfeit to the king, 
wherefore the king ordered Roger to send the said rojord and process 
with all the things touching it, to the king in chancery, under his seal; 



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i-o67. Membrane 32 — cont. 

and because by the record and process so sent and afterwards viewed and 
examined before the king and his council in the said parliament, it fully 
appears that Thomas, then one of the king's justices with Roger, had not 
pursued his suit attached before the justices, and that it was considered 
that the abbot should go thence without a day, and that Thoma,? and 
his pledges should be at mercy, wherefore the abbot cannot be discharged 
of the damages which he sustained in the said record and process 
by the king's writ of error or by the king's writ of deception, because 
Thomas did not recover anything in the said plea against the abbot, and 
that the day appointed for the abbot, who is one of the peers of the 
land, to answer Thomas in this respect from day to day, was against 
the law and custom of the realm, chiefly because in the eyre of the just'cjs 
where the siunmons contains 40 days, the said assignment of days is too 
short, it is agreed by the prelates, earls, barons, justices and others in 
the said parliament, for the aforesaid causes and that the justices may 
not constitute it ,an example for aggrieving prelates, earls, bai-ons or 
others in the said form, that the said record and process shall be annulled, 
and that the issues and amercements in the extracts thereof shall be 
cancelled and withdrawn, saving to the king the amercement of Thomas 
for the aforesaid non-suit, the king therefore orders the justices to cause 
the issues returned upon the abbot, the amercements of the abbot, 
Richard and John and of their pledges and mainpernors, which are en- 
rolled on their rolls, to be withdra,wTi from the rolls and the rolls to be 
cancelled with respect tO' the said issues and amercements, and to cause 
the abbot, Richard and John, and their said mainpernors to be quit of 
the said issues and amercementSj saving to the king the amercement of 
Thomas and his pledges. By pet. of C. 

March 24. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
Westminster, abbot and convent of St. Albans to haive the terms which the king has 
granted to them for 1,000 marks, which they are bound to pay to 
the king for having the last voidance of the abbey, and the profits of 
the abbey when void for their own use, as the king, considering the 
damages and the expenses which they have sustained in prosecuting the 
election of the last abbot in the Roman court, has granted that they 
shall pay 100 marks yearly until the debt be discharged. By K. and C. 

March 18. To Dinus Forcetti and Peter Byne and their fellows, merchants of the 
Westminster, society of the Bardi of Florence. Request to pay without delay, in the 
king's name, 100 marks to Gilbert de Umframvill, earl of Anegos, 40^., 
to Ranulph de Dacre of the king's gift, and 200 marks to John deNorwyco 
or William Gylmyn, John's yeoman, in his name, to wit, 100 marks there^ 
of of the king's gift, and 200 marks upon his wages in going in the king's 
service to Gascony, as has been fully enjoined upon him by the king. 

By K. 

March 23. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause Richard 
Westminster. (Je Herthull, son and heir of Adam de Herthull, to have full seisin of 
all the lands of which his father was seised at his death in his demesne 
as of fee in that bailiwick, receiving security from Richard for render- 
ing his reasonable relief at the exchequer, saving to Cristiana, late Adam's 
wife, the dower assigned to her by the king, as the king has tak^n 
Richard's homage for all the said lands. By p.s. [9895.] 



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1337. 



iMembbane 32. 



March 20. Edmund de Neuton, Henry ' of the Brewehous/ and Robert Couper, 

Westmujster. imprisoned at Carhsle for trespass of vert and venison in the forest of 

Ingelwode, have the king's writ to Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest 

beyond Trent, or to him who supphes his place in the said forest, to bail 

them. 

wltm^nste '^° ^^^ taxers and collectors in the parts of Lyndeseye, co .Lincoln, 
es mins er. ^^ ^j^g tenth and fifteenth granted by the laity of the realm in the lasc 
great council at Nottingham. Order tO' cause '760Z. of the first term of 
payment to be brought to York, without delay, to be delivered to 
Wijliam de la Pole, merchant, or his attorney, in part payment of 
4,026/. 13s. 4c?. in which the king is bound to him, notwithstanding acy 
previous order of the king under the exchequer seal, directing them to 
pay that money at the exchequer, so that the urgency of the king's 
afi'airs may not be frustrated for lack of such pajnnent, and that the king 
may not suffer damage, whereby he would haive cause to punish ihem, 
receiving from William or his attorney, his letters of acquittance and 
the tally levied at the king's receipt thereupon, which the king ordered 
to be delivered to William in discharge of the taxers and collectors, as 
the king is bound to William in 4,026Z. 13s. Ad., which he delivered on 
loan, at the king's request, to divers heges, at divers orders of the king, 
for urgent affairs, as may fuUy appear by the said orders, and the kino- 
wishes to hasten the payment of that money because William is charged 
by the king in a short time with divers other urgent affairs, in further- 
ance whereof it will behove him to expend divers sums of money. By K. 

The like to the taxers and collectors of that tenth and fifteenth in the 
following places for paying the following sums to William, to wit : 

To the taxers and collectors in co. Norfolk, for 1,743Z. 6s. 8^^. 

To the taxers and collectors in co. Salop, for 326Z. 13s. Ad. 

To the taxers and collectors in the East Riding, co. York, for 970?. 

To the taxers and collectors in the city of London, for 2001. 

Vacated because it was surrendered and the assignment is made at 
another place. 

To Robert Clere, keeper of the temporalities of the bishopric of Nor- 
wich, in the king's hands, for 200Z. 

March 8. To the treasurer and chamberlains. WhereaiS the king is indebted to 
Westminster. WiUiam de la Pole in 4,026/. 13s. Ad. which he delivered on loan at 
A\\ ers orders of the king to the following persons, tO' wit : to William de 
Northwell, keeper of the great wardrobe, 1,000/. upon the expenses of his 
office, as appears by a bill under WilUam's seal; to John de Monte 
Gomeri, knight, and Master John Wawayn, sent in the king's service to 
parts beyond the sea, 1,026/. 13s. Ad. both for their expenses and for 
the expedition of divers of the king's affairs there, and to the merchants 
of the society of the Peruzzi of Florence, 2,000/. as may fully appear by 
writs under the great and privy seals directed toi William de la Pole, and 
by the letters patent of John, and John and the said merchants testifying 
the receipt of that money, and the king is the more anxious to pay the 
money due to William, because he is about to be newly charged with 
divers other urgent and expensive affairs; the king therefore ordered 
divers taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenth, and Robert Cleer, 
keeper of the temporalities of the bishopric of Norwich, to pav various 
smns to William de la Pole [as ahove^^ or to his attorney ; the king there- 
fore orders the treasurer and chamberlains tO' view the said orders directed 
to WiUiam, and the aforesaid bills and letters patent, and to cause tallies 
to be levied at the king's receipt in discharge of Robert, and the said 



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15 



1337. 



March 12. 
Westminster. 



March 22. 
Westminster. 



March 18. 

Westminster. 



March 20. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 32 — cont. 

taxers and collectors of the sums paid by them to William, and to cause 
them to be delivered to William, and to cause payment or a competent 
assignment to be made to him for the reisidue of the said total sum, re- 
ceiving from him the bill, the letters patent and the said orders whereby 
he made the said loan to the king, charging William de Northwell, John, 
John and the merchants with the said sums received by them. By K. 

To the same. Order to pay to Henry de Percy, banneret, or to his 
attorney, 851/. 14.9. 4c?. without delay, as the king is bound to him 
in 851/. 14s. Ad., both for his wages and those of the men-at-arms whom 
he retained in the king's service in the war of Scotland, and for the re- 
placing of his horses appraised in the wardrobe and dead in the said 
service, between the 14 May in the 10th year of the king's reign, and the 
6 December following, as appears by a bill under the seal of Richard 
de Feriby, keeper of the wardrobe, which Henry has in his possession, 
and Henry has besought the king to order satisfaction to be made to him. 

ByC. 

To the same. Order to pay to Ralph de Nevyll, banneret, or to his 
attorney, 386/. 17s. Ad., without delay, as the king is bound to him 
in 386/. 17s. Ad. for his wages and those of his men-at-arms and horse 
archers retained in the king's service in the war of Scotland between 1 
May in the 10th year of the king's reign, and the 7 December following, 
as fully appears by a bill imder the seal of Richard de Feriby, keeper 
of the wardrobe, which Roger has in his possession, and he has besought 
the king to cause satisfaction to be done to him. By C. 

To William Trussel, escheator tliis side Trent. Ordeir* to cause Ralph 
de Shelton, son and heir of John de Shelton, tenant in chief, to have 
full seisin of all the land which his father was seised at death in his 
demesne as of fee, because he has proved his age before the escheator, 
and the king has taken his fealty for all the said lands, and has given 
him respite for his homage until Michaelmas next. By p.s. [9890.] 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to receive from John Sturmy those 20/. 
of timber in his wood of Thunderle^ which the king lately bought from 
him for the construction of certain of the king's engines in the Tower of 
London, and to cause that timber to be cut down and carried to the 
Tower as quickly as possible, to be there delivered to Nicholas de la 
Beche, constable of the Tower. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order tO' caiuse 20/. to 
be allowed to John Stm-my in the ferms or other debts which he owes 
at the exchequer, as the king is bound to him in 20/, for timbei- bought 
in his wood of Thunderle^ for repairing the ting's engines in the Tower 
of London. By K. 

To the sheiiff of Sussex. Order to receive from John de Warenna, 
earl of Sun-ey, those two great oaks, which he gave to the king in his 
forest of Werch, for making therewith the rods of a great engine now in 
the Tower, as quickly as possible, and cause them to be carried to the 
Tower and delivered to Nicholas de la Beche, the constable of the Tower. 
[Fcedera.] By K. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause 60 stones of horse-hair to be 
bought and purveyed as quickly as possible and carried to the Tower of 
London, to be delivered to Nicholas do la Beche, constable of the Tower, 
for certain of the king's works there. By K. 



16 



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io67. Membrane 32 — cont. 

The like to the following, 'mutatis mutandis,' to wit: — 
The sheriff of Sussex for 40 stones. 
The sheriff of Southampton for 60 stones. 
The sheriff of Wilts, for 40 stones. 

March 12. To WilUam Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
Westminster, meddle further with certain estovers in the wood of Hurle, amoving the 
king's hands therefrom, causing the prior of Hurle to be released from 
any distraint made upon him for that cause, as the prior has shown the 
king that whereas a certain prior of Hurle, lately granted to John de 
Hurle reasonable estovers to ' housbote,' ' heybote,' and fuel in the 
prior's wood of Hiirle, and Thomas de Harpedene, escheator of the late 
king in co. Berks, took the said estovers into the king's hands, because 
Geoffrey de Hurle, John's kinsman and heir, released the estovers to the 
present prior by his deed, pretending that the prior had appropriated 
those estovers to mortmain vsdthout licence; and the escheator unjustly 
compels the abbot to pay to him divers sums for the said estovers yearly, 
wherefore the prior has besought the king to provide a remedy, by his 
petition before him and his council in parUament; and the said release 
of the estovers ought not to be considered as an alienation contrary to the 
statute of mortmain. By pet. of C. 



March 3. 

Westmi aster. 



March 6. 

Westminster. 



March 16. 

Westminster. 



Membbane 31. 

To the sheriff of Dorset. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John de Brideport, who is attendant upon divers 
affairs of the king in divers counties, so that he cannot discharge the 
duties of his office aiS he has coniessed before the king in chancery. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of WilUam Huchynes, of Aston Somervill, who is 
insuffi.ciently qualified. 

Like order to the sheriff of Essex to elect a coroner in place of William 
de la Chaumbre, deceased. 

March 8. To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
Westminster, to be elected in place of John Banes, who is insufficiently qualified. 

March 16. To Ralph de Middelneye, escheator in cos. Somserset, Dorset, Cornwall 
Westminster, and Devon. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands which be 
longed to Thomas, son of Richard de Waunford, restoring the issue? 
thereof, because the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator, that Thomas held no lands at his death of the king in that 
LaiUwick, but that he held lands of other lords by divers services, and 
that Nicholas de Waunford, his son, is his next heir and aged sixteen 
years. 

Feb. 22. To the bishop of Bath and Wells. Although the king lately ordered 
Hatfield, the treasurer and chamberlains to cause 270/. of the issues of the tenth 
granted to the king by the clergy of the realm in the last great council 
at Notyngham, in the diocese of Bath, of the first term of payment to be 
paid to Richard de la Pole, the king's butler, in part payment of 
4,866Z. 13s. Ad., in which the king is bound to him for divers causes, as 
is fully contained in the king's writ, yet because Richard has promised 
in good faith to pay the whole of the said suna to the king at LondoQ 



11 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 17 



iooi. Membrane 31 — rant. 

on Monday after St. Gregci-y the Pope, next, for certain most urgent 
affairs touching the kin"' and the state of the realm nearly; the king 
orders the bishop to have the 270/. collected by him at London on 
the said days, to be delivered to Richard or his attorney, notwith- 
standing the imposition of the sexennial temth on the clergy of the realm 
by the late pope, and his orders that the money should be kept for tha 
passage of tlie Holy Land, which imposition the present pope has revoked 
for certain and legitimate causes, receiving from Richard or his attorney 
his letters of acquittance for the said money ; knowing that if the pay- 
ment of the money is dclaj-ccl beyond a certain day, the king's affairs may 
be hindered, with grave scandal t? him and irreparable damage to the 
whole realm, wherefore the king -will rigorously punish liim as a hinderor 
of his affairs and as disobedient to the king's orders. By K. 

The like to the following priors, deans and chapters to^ have the follow- 
ing sums on the day and at the place aforesaid, to wit: — 

The prior and chapter of Bath for 270/. 

The dean and chapter of SaHsbuiy for 710/. 

The dean and chapter of St. Paul's, London, for 550/. 

The prior and chapter of Norwich for 1,170/. 

The prior and chapter of St. Etheldreda, Ely, for 330/. 

The prior and chapter of St. Swithun's, Winchester, for 610/. 

The dean and chapter of Chichester for 340/. 
Also a like writ was sent to the prior and convent of Worcester for 
360/., to have it at York on the said day. 

March 4. To the treasurer and barons of tlTe exchequer. Order to cause 
Westminster. 75/^ 7^^ j^ ^q be allowed to William de Bello Campo in the arrears of 
the extent of the manor of Wadbergh, co. Worcester, and in the other 
debts which he owes at the exchequer, as lately as William's suit, to whom 
the late king granted the said manor, whicii l)eIonged to Guy de Bello 
Campo, earl of Warwick, and which was then in late king's hands by 
reason of the minority of the earl's heir, to hold until the he'r should 
come of age, rendering the extent of the manor to the late king yearly, 
showing the king that the late king afterwards amoved William from 
that manor and delivered it to Master John Walewayn, then escheator 
beyond Trent, to be kept, so that William received no issues fr( m the 
manor from that time, and the late king had taken divers goods and 
chattels of Wilham, found in the manor, into his hands, and had done 
his pleasure therewith; the king ordered the treasurer and barons to 
take an inquisition upon the premises, and to discharge and acquit 
William of the said extent from the time when he should be found to 
have been amoved from the manor, and to inform the king of the vaHie 
of the said goods so taken by the late king; and they caused William 
to be discharged of the extent of the manor from the time when ho was 
amoved therefrom, and certified to the king in chancery that it was found 
by inquisition that on 15 June in the 14th year of the late kinj^'s re'gn, 
on which day William was amoved from the part which he then held 
in the manor, by Robert le Ewer and Simn 'de Redyng and othe.s cf 
the late king's household, by his order, there were found in the manor 
com, animals and other goods and chattels of William to the value of 
75/. 7.S. \d., according to the appraisoment made thereof, and that all 
the said goods and chattels came into the hands of Robert and Simon 
for the late king's use; wherefore the king ordered the treasiircr and 
barons to cause the sa,id 75/. 7s. \d. to be allowed to Williarn in the 
arrears of the extent of the said manor for the time when he he'd it, and 
31. ^ 



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1337. 



March 3L 
Windaor. 



March 26. 
Westminster. 



March 3. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 31 — cont. 

in the other debts which Wilham owes at the exchequer, if WiUiam 
have not hitherto received any restitution of his said goods and chattels 
or part thereof, the king having learned from trustworthy testimony 
that the said goods came into the late Iking's hands as aforesaid, and no 
restitution or satisfaction was afterwards made to William for his goods 
and chattels. By K. and C. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
Matilda, late the wife of Edmund, son of John de Bensted, a messuage, 
45 acres of land, 31 acres of meadow, and 30s. rent in Welcomstowe, co. 
Essex, together with the issues thereof from the time of the death of 
Beatrice de Gravele, having taken Matilda's fealty, because the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Beatrice held no 
lands at her death in her demesne as of fee in chief, but that she heM 
the said messuage, land, meadow and rent for life by the grarat of Robert 
de Morle and William de Playford, by the king's licence, with remainder 
after her death to Matilda, and that the tenements are held of the king 
in chief as of the barony of Valoygnes, by the service of the twelfth 
part of a knight's fee ; and the king has given the escheator power to 
receive Matilda's fealty, for whose homage he has given respite until 
Midsummer next. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
sheriff of Wilts, to have due allowance from time to time, in his account 
for what he shall be found to have paid henceforth to William de Monte 
Acuto, earl of Sahsbury, by virtue of the king's order, as the king granted 
to the earl under the name of earl of Salisbury, 207. of rent of the issues 
of Wiltshire to be received yearly by the hands of the shei-iff. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Whereas the king lately appointed William de Werdale, his clerk, to 
supervise all the ships of the ports and places form the mouth of the 
Thames towards the North, which were seaworthy, and their munition, 
and to hasten their setting out to the port of Orwell on the morrow of 
St. Andrew last, and to do certain other things contained in the king's 
letters patent thereupon, and caused 100s. to be delivered to him from the 
treasury upon his wages in that journey; the king orders the treasurer 
barons and chamberlains to account with William, who has fully certified 
the king in chancery of his action in this matter, for the days spent by 
him in the said service, 4s. being allowed to him for every day, and to 
cause what is duo to him to be paid. By K. 



Membrane 30. 

Feb. 23. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 
Haitfielcl. meddle with the manors of Halton, Horblyng, Scarthou, Saltfleteby, le 
Frith and the castle and manor of Bolyngbrok, the soke, moor, marsh, 
custody and ward of Lincoln castle and the hailey there, and 201. rent 
and the manor of Wadenho, and the manor of Wadyngton, which lately 
came into the hands of Ebulot Lestiange and Alesia, his wife, by the 
death of Alesia, late the wife of William de Stopham, by virtue of the 
king's grant, together with all the appurtenances thereof, which the 
escheator took into the king's hands by reason of the death of Hugh de 
Frene, who afterwards married Alesia, restoring to Alesia the issues there- 



11 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



19 



1337. 



March 20. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 23. 

Hatfield, 



March 1. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 30 — cont. 

of from the time of Hugh's death, as on 9 October in the 9th year of his 
reign, the king ordered Gilbert de Ledred, then escheator in cos. Lincoln, 
Northampton, and Rutland, not to intermeddle further with the said 
manors, &c. which he had taken into the king's hands by reason of the 
death of Ebuloi. [As in this. Calendar, 9 Edward III, page 444.] 

By K. and C. 

To Gilbert Talbot, justice of South Wales, or to him who supplies his 
place there. Order not to intermeddle further with the castle and 
cantred of Buelt, in Wahs, t gether with the appurt:natnce-, restoring 
the issues thereof, from the time of Ebulo's death to' Alesia, his wife, as 
on 16 February in the 5th year of his reign, th? king — ^for the release 
which Ebulo Lestraunge and Alesia made for themselves and the heirs 
of Alesia to the king, of all their right and claim in the castles, towns, 
manors and lands which the king held of Alesia's inheritance, and which 
Alesia, while she was aJone, gave to the late king and tO' Hugh le 
Despenser, the elder, and Hugh le Despenser, the younger, which a'so, 
after the death of Hugh, and Hugh came into the king's hands as 
escheats — ^with the assent of the prelates, earls, barons and chief men of 
the realm in the parliament then assembled at Westminster, ga,ve ^to 
Ebulo and Alesia the said castle and cantred to hold for the Ufe of Alesia, 
and the king granted that if the castle and cantred, or any part thereof, 
should bQ recovered out of the hands of Ebulo and Alesia before her 
death by consideration of the king's court, then the king would cause 
other lands to the value of the lands so recovered, to be assigned and de- 
livered to them, to hold for her life, so that after her death the castle 
and cantred should revert to the king. By K. and C. 

To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Overton with the land of Malorseisnek, the 
castle and manor of EUesmere, with the hundred there, the hamlets of 
Colmare and Hampton, in the march of Wales, and the manors of 
Middelyngton, Bumecostre, Colhame, Eggewere, and Crauncestre, which 
the escheator had taken into the king's hands by reason of the death of 
Hugh de Freyne, restoring the issues thereof from the tune of Hugh's 
death, to the said Alesia, as on 9th October in the 9th year of his reign, 
the king ordered Adam de Wylughby, then escheator in cos. Hereford, 
Gloucester, Worcester, Salop, Stafford and the adjacent march of Wales, 
and other divers escheators in divers counties, not to intermeddle fiirther 
with the said castle, manors, land, hundred and hamlets. [As in this. 
Calendar, 9 Edward III, page 444.] By K. andC. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle fmther with a messuage and 
a carucate of land in Avynton, with 28s. lid. rent to be received from 
certain free tenants in Neubtiry, co. Berks, which the escheator had taken 
into the king's hands by reason of the death of Hugh de Freyne, restoring 
the issues thereof to the said Alesia, as on 24th December in the 9th 
year of his reign, the king ordered that escheator to deliver those lands 
to Alesia which he had taken into the king's hands by reason of the death 
of Ebulo, late her husband, restoring the issues thereof to her from the 
time of Ebulo's death. [As in this Calendar, 9 Edward III, page 460.] 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with a toft, two mills 
80 acres of land, 5 acres of meadow, 14 acres of wood and 60s. rent in 
Holemore and Donham, co. Buckingham, which he had taken into the 
king's hands by reason of the death of Hugh de Freyne, restoring the 
issues thereof, from the time of Hugh's death to the said Alesia, as on 

B2 



20 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1667, Membrane 30 — cont. 

24 December in the 9th year of his reign, the king ordered the escheator 
to deliver the said tenements to Alesia, which he had taken into tha 
king's hands by reason of the death of the said Ebulo, restoring the 
issues thereof to her from the time of Ebulo's death. [4s in this. 
Calendar, 9 Edward III, page, 460.] 



Membbane 29. 

March 10. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
Westmiuster. Thomas de Aspale and Mirabilla, his wife, late the wife of Hugh de 
Sancto Johanne, tenant-in-chief, the manors of Chauton, Warneford and 
Ludesshote, which the king assigned to Mirabilla, to hold as dower of 
the lands which belonged to Hugh at his death, with the assent of William 
Trussel, to whom the king committed the custody of those lands to hold 
until Hugh's heir, a minor in the king's wardship, should come of age, 
to wit, the manor of Chauton, co. Southampton, extended at 191. 15«. 8d. 
yeai'ly ; the manor of Warneford, in the same county, extended at 361. 
1 8s. Ohd. yearly ; and the manor of Ludesshote, in the same county, 
extended at 117s. 2^c?. yearly. 

To the same. Order to deliver to the same Thomas and Mirabilla, the 
knight's fees which belonged to the said Hugh, which the king has 
assigned to Mirabilla, as her dower as aforesaid, to wit : the moiety of a 
knight's fee which William de Clynton holds in Hamme, near Sandwich, 
CO Kent, extended at 10 marks yearly; the moiety of a knight's fee 
which the abbot of St. Radegund's holds in Pysyng, near Dover, ex- 
tended at 10 marks yearly; the moiety of a knight's fee which WilUam 
de Oi'laston holds in Popleshale, extended at 10 marks yearly; a 
knight's fee which Alice "rancrey holds in Betlesangre, near Sandwich, 
extended at 20/. yearly; the moiety of a knight's fee which the same 
Alice holds in Belstreton, extended at 10 marks yearly; five fees and 
the moiety of a knight's fee which Giles de Badelismere holds in Kynges- 
done and elsewhere, extended at 60Z. yearly; a knight's fee which 
Stephen de Cobeham holds in Tunstall, near Sideyngbourn, extended at 
20Z. yearly ; eight knights' fees which Margery de Chaiumpaigne holds 
in Norton, Niwenham, Hcrteye, Fissheboum, Pysyng and Sholond, 
extended at 50/. yearly ; the moiety of a knight's fee which the 
master of the Maison Dieu, Dover, holds, near Dover, in frank- 
almoin, extended at 10 marks yearly; a, fee and a fourth part 
of a knight's fee which John de Morston holds in Morston, 
near Sydyngboum, and in Hurst, near Faversham, extended at 
25 marks yearly; a knight's fee which the lord of Alnothyngton holds in 
Alnothyngton, extended at 10 marks yearly ; the moiety of a knight's 
fee which Roger de Northwode holds in Bykenore, near Holyngboum, 
extended at 100s. yearly; the moiety of a knight's fee which the same 
Roger holds in Pysyng, in the same county, extended at 100«. yearly; 
a knight's fee which the heirs of Snaylleswell, near Newmarket, hold 
in Snailleswell, co. CamDridge, extended at 20 marks yearly; the moiety 
of a knight's fee which Wilham de Orlaston holds in Little Popeleshale, 
near Ware, co. Hertford, extended at 10 marks yearly ; the moiety 
of a knight's fee which William de Haghevill holds in Clynton, near 
Bontyngford, eixtended at 10 marks yearly; and two knights' fees 
which John de Haghevill and John de Pole hold in Clothale, in the 
same county, extended at 20 marks yearly. ^ 



11 EDWARD III.— Part 1. Si 



1337. Membrane 29 — cont. 

To the same. Order to deliver to the same Thomas and Mirabilla the 
following advowsons wliich the king has assigned to Mirabilla, to hold 
as her dower, of those which belonged to the said Hugh, to wit: the 
advowson of the church of Warneford, co. Southampton, extended at 
26Z. 13s. 4id. yearly, and the advowson of the free chapel in the manor of 
Chauton, in the same county, extended at 665. d>d. yearly. 

March 12. To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to deliver to Isabella, late the wife of 
Westminster. Thomas de Litleton, 6 acres of land and 2| acres of pasture in Warden, 
in that county, together with the issues thereof, to hold according to the 
form of the king's letters patent, as the sheriff returned that he had caused 
those tenements to be seised into the king's hands by virtue of a writ of 
the exchequer, directed to him by reason of the alienation which John 
de Boweles made thereof, without the late king's licence, John having 
formerly held them of the late king in chief ; and now Isabella has be- 
sought the king to order the land and pasture to be deUvered to her, as 
on 6 August, in the 8th year of his reign, the king granted to her the 
custody of 6 acres of land and 2| acres of pastiu'e in Warden, which be- 
longed to Thomas, tenant in chief, and which were in the king's hands 
by reason of the minority of Thomas's heir, to hold until the heir should 
come of age, in aid of the maintenance of that heir and of the other 
children of Thomas and Isabella, without rendering anything thereof to 
the king, which said 6 acres of land and 2\ acres of pasture, of which the 
said king's writ makes mention, are the same as the 6 acres of land and 
2^ acres of pasture contained in the king's letters patent, and were taken 
into the king's hands by a false suggestion made in the exchequer by 
reason of the exchequer writ directed to the sheriff. By C 

To William de Clynton. Order to cause 5| acres, ^ rood and 7 perches 
of land, within the bounds of the town of Croenton, approved by the 
tenants of the town of Upton, of the fee of the castle of Haleton, be- 
fore the grant of that castle was made toi William, to be restored to 
the abbot of WhaUeye, to be held as he held them before the said 
approving, as lately at the abbot's suit, showing the king that the 
said tenants of Upton of that castle, which William holds for life by the 
king's grant, drew to themselves and approved 14 acres of waste land 
of the soil of the abbot at Croenton, and within the bounds of that 
town ; and although William caused 7 acres of those 14 acres to 
be restored and delivered to the abbot, because they were taken 
and approved in William's time, he has hitherto refused to re- 
store to the abbot the 7 acres which were approved and occu- 
pied before the grant of the castle was made to him by the king, 
although Wilham is aware by lawful information that the said 7 acres 
are of the soil of the abbot, and were unjustly approved and occupied, 
and the abbot beseeching the king to cause the said 7 acres to be delivered 
to him, the king ordered William by writ of certiorari, to inform him 
upon the premises ; and William certified that he had found by inquisi- 
tion that the said 7 acres approved before the grant of the castle was made 
to him, are no more than b\ jacres ^ rood and 7 perches, and they were 
approved in the time of the last eari of Lincoln and Lancaster, cind they 
are of the fee and right of the abbot iu liis town of Cranton, which he 
holds of the gift of Edmund de Lacy, sometime earl of Lincoln, in 
frankalmoin, and they were approved by the said tenants. By C. 

March 20. To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause a coroner for the lands and 
Westmiaster. fees of the abbot and convent of Fourneys in Eourneys, to be elected 



22 



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April 8. 

Windsor. 



IMarch 5. 

WesLmiuster. 



13d7. Membrane 29 — cont. 

in those lands and fees as the kine granted by charter that the abbot 
and convent should have a coroner in their said lands, by writ of the 
chancery, directed to the sheriff of Lancaster for the time being, and for 
the return of those writs to be sent to the abbot and convent in their 
court with the assent of their men and tenants there. 

To tlie sheriff of Bedford. Order to cause coroners for that county to 
be elected in place of Nicholas de Astwode, deceased, and Thomas le 
Scryveyn, who is so sick and weak that he cannot exercise the duties of 
the office. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to master Paul de 
Monte Florum 5,000/. of 10,000/., which he promised before the king and 
his council, to pay for divers arduous affairs nearly touching the king, 
of the issues of the tenth and fifteenth granted to the king by the laity, 
and of the tenth granted to the Idng by the clergy of the realm in the 
last great council at Notyngham, in the following places and dioceses for 
the term of the Purification last, to wit: 330/. in the parts of Holand, 
CO. Lincoln; 420/. in co. Warwick, 370/. in co. Leicester, 350/. in co. 
Nottingham, 506/. in co. Cambridge, 235/. in co. Derby, and 112/. from 
the city of London, of the issues of the tenth and fifteenth, and 2,047/. 
in the diocese of Lincoln, 245/. in the diocese of Exeter, 275/. in the 
diocese of Hereford, and 110/. in the diocese of Durham, of the tenth 
granted by the clergy, and the remaining 5,000/. of the tenth and fifteenth 
of the second term of payment in the aforesaid counties, places and 
dioceses, to wit, in the same sirms noted above. By K.. 

Jan. 28. To Ralph de IMiddelneye, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Devon and 
Bothwell. Cornwall. Order to cavise John, son and heir of Nicholas Ferers, of 
Westnewoton, tenant in chief, to have full seisin of all the lands of which 
his father was seised at his death, in his demesne as of fee in that baili- 
wick, because he has proved his age before the escheator and the king 
has taken his fealty for all the said lands, and has given him respite 
for his homage until the next parliament. 

Maicli 12. To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to caiuse a ship called la Seint 
Westminster. Martyn, of Bayonne, of which John de Arrean, is master, — which the 
king has been informed was lately freighted with wines from Gascony, 
for Portsmouth, by his order, and driven to the coast of that country 
by the roughness of the sea, and is arrested there with the said wines — 
to be dearrested without delay, and to permit John to take it, together 
with the said wines to Portsmouth, without liindrance, and if any of the 
wine has been eloigned in that bailiwick, to cause it to be brought back 
to the ship to be taken to the said town. By K. 



Membbane 28. 

March 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause William 
Westminster, de Pencors of Cornwall, to have the terms which the king has granted 
to him for 120/., in which he is bound to the king for the stampage of 
tin in co. Cornwall, as William besought the king to grant him an atter- 
mination, and the king granted that he should pay 10/. yearly, having 
compassion on his estate, which is much depressed, as the king has learned 
from trustworthy testimony, and because Michael Wastel of Cornwall, 
and Stephen Dyne of Bodmin, of Cornwall, have mainperned before the 
king in chancery that William shall pay 10/. yearly at the exchequer. 

By K. 



11 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 2^ 



1337. Membrane 28 — cont. 

March 10. To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
Westminster, elected iu place of William Gernoun, who is insufficiently qualified. — By 
the testimony of Humfrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford, and Adam de 
Well. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to expend up to 10 marks in repairing 
the houses, gates and bridges of Oxford castle, beyond those 40 marks 
which the king lately ordered him to expend for such repair, by the view 
and testimony of Master Robert de Stratford, archdeacon of Canterbury 
and chancellor of Oxford university, and of the abbot of Oseneye, by the 
view and testimony of the said archdeacon and abbot. By C. 

March 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the men 
Westminster, of the towns of Mayneibyr and Pennali, in Wales, to have the terms 
which the king has granted to them for 107/. \ls. Ad., in which they 
are bound to the king for the goods and chattels of Richard de Barry, 
a fugitive, delivered to them, as those men have besought the king to 
grant them an attermination, and because it has been testified before 
the king that the men are much depressed by poverty, which has 
happened upon them, he has granted thait they shall pay 10 marks 
yearly at the exchequer. By K. 

March 11. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Because the king has 
Westminster, learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that a^ messuage, ,60 acres 
of land an acre of meadow and an acre of wood in Crondal, co. Southamp- 
ton, were taken into iiis hands by reason of the idiotcy of John son of 
John de Westcote, and thati the said messuage, land, meadow and wood 
are held of the heir of John Giffard Underege, deceased, tenant in chief, 
a minor in the king's wardship, as of the manor of DichuU, by the service 
of Qd. yearly, and that Alesia., whom Richard de Colrith married, Sibyl, 
whom Simon Bonyng married, Alice whom Laurence de Pageham marri'jd, 
and Margery whom John de Fulquardeby married, are sisters, and next 
heirs of the said John son of John, and of full age ; and the king has 
taken the fealties of William, Simon, Laurence and John due to him in 
this respect, and has rendered those lands to them and to Alesia, Sibyl, 
Alice and Margery, and he therefore orders the escheator to receive 
security from William, Aiesia-, Simon, Sibyl, Laurence, Alice, John and 
Margery, for rendering their reasonable rehefs, to make a legal partition 
of the said lands, according to the extent thereof, into four equal parts, 
in the presence of the said heirs and parceners, if they choose to attend, 
and to cause William and Alesia, as the eldest of that inheritance, and 
Simon, Sibyl, Laurence, Alice, John and Margery to have full seisin 
of the purparties touching them of the said lands, accoarding to that parti- 
tion. 

Vacated because on the roll of fines. 

March 8. To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with a rent of 6 marks 
Westminster, in Overstronde and the advowson of the church of that town, amoving 
the king's lands therefrom, restoring the issues thereof, as the escheator 
returned that he had taken the rent and advowson into the king's hands, 
because John de Pcyto, who held this uia,uor of Hertbei-we, co. Warwick, 
in cliief by knight's service, alienated the said rent and advowson, which 
are parcels of that manor, to Alan son of Geoffrey de Shypedene, without 
licence, and afterwards, at Alan's suit, showing the king that the said 
rent and advowson are held of Elizabeth de Burgo, as of the manor of 
Clare, and not in chief, the king ordered the escheator to take an inquisi- 



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i-doi . Menihraiie '2H — rniif. 

tiou on the matter, by which it is fovmd that the said rent and advowson 
are not held in chief, but of the said Ehzabeth, as of her maaior of Clare 
by the service of a clove for every service. 

March 24. To the collectors of the new custom in the city of London. Order to 
Weslmioster. pay 200 marks to John de Pulteneye, notwithstanding any assignment 
or order made to the contrary, or to inform the king if there is any cause 
why they should not obey this order, as the king is bound to John in 100 
marks, wliich ho paid by the king's order to Geoffrey de Say, admiral of 
the king's fleet fx^om the mouth of the Thames towards the west, to be 
distributed among the mastsrs and mariners of the said ships, as has been 
enjoined upon the admiral by the king; and also in 100 marks which he 
delivered to the king for certain of his affairs. By K. 

Memorandum that to that writ, the collectors returned that they faid 
100 marks to John by virtue of the preceding order, and they had nothing 
of the said customs in their possession, wherewith they could pay the 
remaining 100 marks, wherefore John had an assignment for the re- 
maining 100 marks on the fifteenth granted to the king by the laity, in 
the city of London, as appears in the writ next following. 

A])ril 3. To the taxers and collectors in the city of London of the fifteenth lately 
The Tower, granted to the king by the laity. Order to pay tO' John de Pulteneye 
G77/. 0.?. 4J., without delay, as John lately paid 677/. Os. Ad. for the king 
at his request, and that ol others of the council, to the following persons, 
to wit : to Robert de Artois, 383/. 6s. 8c?. at divers times, of tiie king's 
gift ; to Nicholas de la Beche, keeper of the Tower of London, 66/. 13s. 4<i. 
for Robert's expenses for a certain time when he was staying in the com- 
pany of Nicholas, and 133/. 6s. Sd. to Nicholas upon the payment of 
wages and expenses of divers workmen in the Tower ; and to' Geoffrey de 
Say, admiral of the king's fleet from the mouth of the Thames towards 
the west, 66/. 136-. 4(/. upon wages paid to certain masters and mariners 
of ships in his company, and for certain other expenses for the king's 
naval expedition (luivit/ii) towards those parts; and to Gerard the 
fletcher, who is staying in the king's castle of Somerton, 63?. Ad., by the 
testimony of William de Kild&sby, upon the expenses of the fletcher's 
office, and 77s. for bread and furs bought for the use of Master John de 
Besancon, envoy of John de Chalons, sent to the king in England ; and 
to WilUam de Standervv^k, keeper of the king's armour, 20/. for certain 
expenses upon his office. By C. 

March 14. To Ralph de Middelneye, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Devon and 
WestmiiisLer. Cornwall. Order not to distrain William Grede, who married Alice Ive, 
kinswoman and one of the heirs of John de Forneux, tenant in chief of 
the late king, for his homage, as the king lately took William's fealty 
for his purparly from the lauds which belonged to John, and Alice proved 
her age before the escheator, and the king gave Wilham respite until 
Michaelmas last for his homage due by i-eason of the issue between 
William and Alice, and on 24 Juno last the king ordered the escheator 
to cause William and Alice to have full seisin of their said purparty, and 
now William has done homage to the king as is customary. By p.s. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause, William 
CoUan, of Truru, in Cornwall, to have the terms which the king has 
granted tO' liim for 20/., in which he is bound, to the king for the stampage 
of tin in the time of John Petit, sheriff of Cornwall, as William has be- 
sought the king, by his petition before hhn and his council in parliament, 
to grant him an attermination; as he was lately plundered of divers goods 



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1337. Mejnhrane 28 — coni. 

and mcrcliandiso of the price of 100/., in a ship of his upon the sea., by 
pirates of Flanders, wherefore he is not at present able to pay the said 
20/. ; and the king, having compassion on William's estate, has granted 
that ho shall pay 40s. yearly, because it appears by letters patent under 
the seal of Jolui, duke of Brabant, exhibited before the king aiid hi^ 
council, that the i-obbery was made in the form aforesaid. The king has 
also ordered John to permit William to ha,ve the said terms. By K. 

March 18. To John Baronshel and John Junctyn, merchants of the society of the 
Westminster. Peruzzi. Request to pay to Ma<ster William la Zousche, keeper of the 
privy seal, 500 marks of those 1,000 marks which the king has granted 
to him of his gift, in consideration of his fruitful and laborious services 
in Scotland, in retaining men-at-arms and other's with him, and which 
he does not cease to render. By K. 

The like to Dinus Forcetti and Peter Bini, merchants of the society of 
the Bardi, to deliver the remaining 500 marks. By K. 

MEMBBANE 27. 

March 1. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
Westminster, meddle further with the manor of Segbrok, co. Lincoln, which he had 
taken into the king's hands by reason of the deatii of Hugh de Freyiie, 
who married Alesia, formerly the wife of Ebulo Lestraunge, restoring the 
issues thereof received since Hugh's death, to the said Alesia, as on 14 
November in the 9th year of his reign, the king ordered Gilbert de 
Ledred, then escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton and Rutland, not 
to intermeddle further with the said manor, which he had taken into the 
king's hands by reason of the death of Ebulo. \_As in this. Calendar, 9 
Edward HI, ^^a^/e 450.] 

To the same. Order not to intei'meddle further with two messuages, 
220 acres of land, 12 acres of meadow and 6/. of rent in Westbury and 
Radclyve, which he had taken into the king's hands by reason i.if tl.'e 
death of the said Hugh, restoring the issues thereof to Alesiai, as on i 
December, in the 9th year of his reign, the king ordered William de 
Northo, then escheaitor m cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, Berks, Bed- 
ford and Buckingham, not to intencneddle further with the said tenements 
which he had taken intO' the king's hands by reason of the death of Ebulo. 
[As. in this Calendar, 9 Edward III, l^^O^ 452.] 

To the same. Order nut to intcmicddlo further with a rent cf 50/. 
in Colston Basset, co. Nottingham, which he had taken into the king's 
hands by reason of Hugh's deaitli, restoring the issues thereof to Alesia, 
as on 14 November in the 9th year of his reign, the king ordered Walter 
de Cirencestre, then escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, 
Derby and Lancaster, not to intermeddle further with the said rent, 
which he had taken into the king's hands by reason of the death of 
Ebido. \_As. in tliis Calendar, 9 Edward III, iJuge 450.] 

To Ralph de Middelneye, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Devon and 
Cornwall. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Kyngeston 
Lacy and the borough of Blaneford, co. Dorset, which he had taken into 
the king's hands by reason of Hugh's death, restoring the issues thereof 
to Alesia, as on 14 November in the 9th year of his reign, the king 
ordered that escheator not to intermeddle further with the said manor 
and borough, which he had taken into the king's hands by reason of the 
death of Ebulo. \As. in this Calendar, 9 Edward III, page 450.] 



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1337. 



Membrane 27 — cont. 



March 24. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver all the 
Westminster, the lands, fees and advowsons which belonged to John de Multon, of 
Egremo'Und, at Ms death, except the tenements, fees and advowsons which 
Alice, late John's wife, holds in dower, to Joan, late the wife of Robert 
son of Walter, Elizabeth late the wife of Robert de Ha.veryugton, and 
Margaret, whom Thomas de Lucy married, the sister and next heirs of 
Jolin, and to Walter de Bermegeham, who has now married Elisabeth, 
and to the said Thomas to hold in tenancy by ai mainprise until it shall 
appear whether any heir of John's body is procreated, saving to the king 
the making of a partition of the said tenements, fees and advowsons 
aanong the heirs and parceners, if no hear is procreated, and also the 
homages and reliefs of the heirs and parceners, as it was found by 
inquisition taken before William de Clapham, late escheator m coh. York, 
Northixmberland, Cumberland aiud Westmorland, concea-uing the lands 
which belonged to John, tha-t John at his death held in his demesne, as 
of fee, the castle and manor of Egremound, in chief as of the crown, by 
homage and fealty and by the service of a knight's fee, and that Joan, 
Elizabeth and Margaret were his next heirs and of full age ; and the king 
has been besought by Joan, Thomais, Margajret, Walter and Elizabeth — 
whereas from the time of John's death, which took place on 23 November 
in the 8th year of the king's redgn, they sued the king instantly for 
the lands of John's inheritance to be delivered to them, yet because 
it was found by inquisition, taken before John de Bolyngbrok, late 
escheator in <X)S. Lincoln, Northampton and Rutland, concerning the 
lands which belonged to John in those counties, that Alice was with child 
by John, and by the king's writ to the sheriff of Lincoln directed before 
the king at the prosecution of the heirs for the examination of Alice, it 
was returned that she was with child by John, but that she could not 
tell the time of birth, because she hadipassed the common time of bearing, 
and she did not know whether the infant was ahve or dead, the said 
Joan, Walter, Elizabeth, Thomas and Margaret have hitherto been de- 
layed and put off — that the king will be pleased to cause the said lands, 
with the knight's fees and advowsons, to be delivered to them, in con- 
sideration of the premises and on account of their imminent danger cf 
disinheritance in this respect; and the king.vfishes to deal graciously with 
them in this matter, both in consideration of this affair before him and 
his council in the last parliament at Westminster, and because Joan, 
Walter, Elizabeth, Thomas and Margaret have found the following main- 
pernors before the king in chancery, to wit : , John Darcy, of co. Not-^.ing- 
ham, Raiuulph de Dacre, Peter de Tilliol, Thomas de Burgh, parson of 
Brigham church, and Robert Parnyng, of co. Cumberland, who harve 
undertaken to restore the said lands, fees and advowsons to the king, and 
to answer to Queen Philippa, to whom the king committed the custody 
of the lands to hold under a certain form, for the issues of those lands, 
when it can be seen if any heir was procreated of John's body. 

By K. and by pet. of C. 

The like to the following, ' mutatis mutandis,' to wit : 
John Moryn, escheator beyond Trent. 
The justiciary of Ireland. 
Edmund Mortayn, escheator in Ireland. 

March 25. To Queen Philippa. Notification of the premises with order to cause 

■Westmimtef. the said lands, fees and advowsons, which are in her custody by the king'.s 

commission, to be delivered without delay to the said Joan, Walter, 

Thomas and Margaret. By K. and by pet. of C. 



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1337. 

March 28. 
Westminster. 



March 19. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 27 — cont. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
Katherine, late the wife of David de Strabolgi, earl of Athol, tenant in 
chief, tha manor of Brabourn, co. Kent, extended at 58/. 8s. ^\d. yearly, 
6/. of yearly rent in the towns of Bishops Hatfeld and Beiford, co. Herts, 
which the king has assigned to her as dower. By K. and C. 

Memorandum that the said manor and rent were assigned to the 
countess with the assent of thei council, from the manors pf Brabum, 
Gaynesburgh, Bichyndon, two parts of the manor of Ponteland, Little 
Eland, and Calverdon, the castle and manor of Mitford, certain tene- 
ments in Mollisdon, certain tenements in Merdesfen, 6/. yearly rent 
in Bishops Hatfield and Beyford, and 4/. yearly rent in Cherdesle, which 
belonged to the earl and were returned to' chancery after his death, upon 
condition that reasonable dower should be saved to the countess from the 
other lands which belonged to him, when they should be returned in 
chancery. 

To John de Cobeham, collector in co. Kent of the tenth and fifteenth 
granted by the laity of the realm in the last great council at Nottingham. 
Order to pay to Reginald de Cobham, to whom the king lately granted 
400 marks, to be received yearly from the king for life, until the king 
should provide him with 400 marks of land or rent yearly ior life, 200 
marks for the term of Easter next. By C. 



Membeane 26. 



March 18. To the sheriff of Sussex. Order to pay 501. to Thomas de Byndon, as 
Westminster, he has besought the king to cause due recompense to be made to him for 
the damages which he has sustained by reason of the king's service, as he 
lately sent to Galueye, in Ireland, a ship of his called la Grace de Dieu, 
of Southampton, laden with 1,000 quarters of salt, tO' deliver the salt to 
certain men of that town, to whom he had sold it, to' wit, at is. a 
quarter, and John Darcy, late justiciary of Ireland, caused the ship thus 
laden, and sailing towards the town of Galueye by the port |of Water- 
ford, to be arrested, and discharged of the salt there, and taken for the 
king's service to go to Scotland, and caused it to be detained there until 
his return to Ireland, without giving him satisfaction for the detention 
of the ship, or for the loss which he suffered by reason of the unloading 
of the salt, whereof a quarter cannot now be sold at more than 16</., and 
the king wishes to grant Thomas's request, because John has certified 
to the king in chancery that the ship was arrested for the king's service 
on Wednesday before St. Peter ad Vincula, in the 9th year of the king's 
reign, and afterwards was discharged of the salt, and was in the king's 
service from the said Wednesday until St. Matthew following, without 
any satisfaction being given to Thomas for its detention or for the loss 
of the unloading and sale of the salt, and the damages sustained by 
Thomas are extended at 50/. and more, legitimate information having 
being taken thereupon. By C. 

Vacated because it was. .surrendered, and is otherwise on the close roll 
of the \2th year in th^ month of May. 

March 17. To the sheriff of Hei-tford. Order , to deliver to Mary, late the wife 

Westminster, of Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, 60^ acres of land, 11 acres of 

meadow and pasture and 4s. rent in Westmelne, co. Hertford, which 

Agnes, late the wife of Geoffrey Thomlyn, held in dower of the inheritance 

of Riciaard de Wynneferthyng, clerk, which the king granted to Mary for 



28 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



loo 7. Membrane 26 — cant. 

life, together with the manor of Westmelne, to hold together with the 
issues thereof for hfe; the king also wishes the sheriff and Mary to be 
quit of these issues and of the extent of the said land, meadow, pasture 
and rent towards him, as the late king granted to Mary the manors of 
Anesty, Mesedene, Hormad and Westmelne, co. Hertford, which belonged 
to Aymer, and which Richard, who held them of the enfeoffment of 
Aymer, gave to Mary to hold for life of the late king and his heirs, with 
remainder at her death to Laurence son of John de Hastynges, and 
Eleanor daughter of Hugh le Despenser, son of Hugh le Despenser, earl 
of Winchester, and the heirs of the bodies of Laurence and Eleanor ; with 
remainder, if Laurence and Eleanor should die without an heir, to the 
said Hugh son of Hugh and his heirs ; and on its being found by inquisi- 
tion, taken by John de Shardelowe and Jolin Blomviil, that William de 
Polhey formerly ^^eld 65^ acres of land, 5 acres 3 roods of meadow and 
pasture and 26s. l|cf. rent in Westmelne as his free tenement, until he 
had fully levied 12 maiks in which Richard son of Geoffrey Thomlyn, 
of Westmelne, was indebted to him, according to the fonn of the law 
merchant, and that Wilham demised those tenements to Aymer, and 
that Richard afterwards demised them to Aymer to hold for life, and that 
afterwards, in the time of the late king, Richard released to Aymer all 
his right and claim in the same, and gi^anted that the said 60J acres of 
land 11 acres of meadow and pasture and 4s. rent in Westmeln, which 
ought to revert to Richard and his heirs after Agnes's death, should 
remain to Aymer and his heirs for ever; and that Agacs by virtue of 
this grant, attorned herself to Aymer, and that subsequently, to wit, in 
the 17th year of the late king's reign, Aymer granted the said tenements 
with the reversions of the lands which Agnes so held in dower, to Richard 
de Wynneferthyng, and Richard afterwards gave those tenements to the 
late king in fee, and Agnes attorned herself both to the late king and 
to Richard de Wynneferthyng for the lands which she held in dower, and 
that Richard son of Geoffrey, notwithstanding the premises, in the 3i'd 
year of the king's reign, gx-anted the reversion of the lands which Agnes 
held in dower to John de Welton, who entered those lands immediately 
after the death of Agnes, to wit, before the feast of All Saints, in the 
5th year of the king's reign, and he continued in occupation, receiving all 
the issues and proHts thereof, and John de Welton was warned by the 
sheriff to be present at the taking of the aforesaid inquisition; and the 
king ordered the sheiiff to take the said 60^ acres of land, 11 acres of 
meadov/ and pasture and 4s. rent, which Agnes held as her dower, into 
the king's hands, together with the issues thereof, from the time of their 
occupation, wliich belonged to the king, and to keep them safely until 
further orders, so that he should answer to the king for the issues thereof, 
from the time of such occupation and for the issues of the lands so 
occupied ; and now Mary has besought the king to order the said land, 
meadow, pastui'e and rent, together with the issues thereof, to be restored 
to her, as the said 60| acres of land, 11 acres of meadow and pasture 
and 4s. rent are of the appurtenances of the manor of Westmelne, and 
the reversion thereof was granted to the late king by Richard de 
Wynneferthyng Tsath the intention that the late king should grant the 
reversion together with the manor of Westmelne, and the other manors, 
to the said Mary. By C. 

March 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John 

Westminster, de Trehampton, sheriff of Lincoln, to have allowance in his account of 

11^. 10s. 8(/., after viewine; the indentures, as the king lately ordered 

bim by writ of privy seal to pay by indenture from the issues of his baili- 



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iool . Membrane 26 — cont. 

wick to Gerard le Artiller, for staying in the king's castle of Somerton, 
to make crossbows (halistas) of ' balayn,' and otlier things charged upon 
him by the king, his wages, to wit, 8d. daily from 19 October, in the 9th 
year of the king's reign, as long as he should stay there, by virtue of 
which order the sheriff has paid 111. 10s. 8d. to Gerard, as may fully 
appear by two indentures made thereupon, as he says. 

To the same. Order to cause 91. 5s. 9ld., to be allowed to John de 
Trehampton, sheriff of Lincoln, in his account, after viewing the indenture 
thereupon, as the king lately ordered him by writ of privy seal to pay 
from the issues of his bailiwick by indenture, to William Doget, the king's 
falconer, lately sent by the king to stay within that bailiwick, with 7 
gentle falcons, a gentle tierclet and a lanner, three grooms carrying those 
falcons, with two riparian dogs, 9d. for his daily wages, and 2d. daily for 
the wages of each of the grooms, and ^d. for the puture of each of the 
seven falcons, tierclet and lanner, and Id. daily for each of the dogs, 
from 1 January, in the 8th year of the reign as long as Williajn should 
remain within the bailiwick ; and the sheriff hasi paid 91. 5s. 9^d. to 
William for such wages and puture from the said 1 January to 9 April 
next following, as may fully appear by an indenture made thereupon, as 
he says. 

To the same. Like order to cause allowance to be made to the same 
sheriff for 107?. 9d., which he has paid, as he savs, by the king's order 
to William Doe^et, the king-'s falconer, staving within that baiUwick, for 
wages and puture, to wit, 9d. al day to William, Id. a day for a falcon, 
and ^d. a day for a riparian dog from 1 July in the 9th year of the 
king's reign, until 24 October next following. 

March 20. To the same. Order to cause 1807. to be allowed to the same sheriff 
es minster, j^^ |^jg account, having viewed the indenture, as John de Tumby of 
Boston, undertook before the king and his council to pay to John Clyngon- 
bergh 2207. for a ship called Prurehergh, bought from John for the king's 
use, and the king ordered the sheriff to deliver the said 2207. to John 
by indenture, and the sheriff has paid 1807. to John in part payment 
of the said 220/., as may fully appear by the indenture, as he says. 

To the same. Order to cause the same sheriff to have due allowance 
in his account for the costs which he shall have reasonably incurred in 
the following matters, having viewed the indenture, as the king ordered 
the sheriff to cause 300 good and sufficient bows, and cords suited to them, 
and a tun of arrows, an ell long, of good and dry timber, and well 
steeled heads, for those arrows and with broad barbs {falas largas) for 
the king's use, to be bought and purveyed from the issues of that baili- 
wick, and to be sent to York, to be delivered to the sheriff of York 
by indenture, and by virtue of this order John bought 300 good bows 
and cords suitable for them, and a pipe of arrows containing 146 
shea.ves, with the heads thereof, and delivered them to the sheriff of 
York for the king's use, as may fully appear by an indenture made 
thereon, as he says, 

March 20. To the same. Order to cause John de Trehampton, sheriff of Lincoln, 
Westminster, to have due allowance in his account for 40/., and for the sums expended 
by him in buying and providing armour, having viewed the indenture 
and letters of acquittance, charging John de Potenhale and Robert 
Carter, master of a ship called Prucihergh, thereiwith, as John de Timiby, 
merchant of Boston, at the request of H. bishop of Lincoln, the treasurer, 
delivered to John de Potenhale, one of the purveyors of the king's house- 



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March 20. 
Westminater. 



March 20. 
Westminster. 



March 20. 

Westminster. 



March 25. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 26 — cont. 

hold, 40/. upon making divers purveyances of fish therewith at Boston 
for the king's use, and afterwards the treasurer ordered John to pay the 
said 40/. from the issues of his baiUwick, to John de Tvunby, in the king's 
discharge, awd to cause streamers (estremarios), banners, standards, 
crossbows (balistas), bows, arrows and cords, and divers other armour to 
be likewise bought and purveyed from the issues of the bailiwick, for 
the munition of that ship, and delivered to Robert, as fully appeairg 
by a bill of the treasurer, which is in chancery ; and the sheriff, by 
reason of the said orders paid 40/. to John and divers other sums of 
money in buying armour, and the other said things as may fully ap- 
pear, he asserts by the letters of acquittance of John de Tumby, and 
by an indenture made between the sheriff and Robert upon the 
premises. By K. 

To the same. Order to cause the saime sheriff to have due allowance 
in his account for 4/. 6s. 8d., having viewed the indenture, as the king 
lately ordered him by writ of privy seal, to deliver to Gerard le Artiller, 
whom the king charged to make divers crossbows (balistas) for his use 
in his castle of Somerton, 40 javelins, 40 falchions, 40 nails (clavos), 
2,000 cross-bow-strings, 22 stirrups (strers), two winches (vicz), to wit, 
one large and one small, horn, thread and chatrcoal for making these 
crossbows, and to pay to' Gerard, by indenture, 8^. daily for his wages, 
for the time when he should stay there, from the said issues; by virtue 
of which order the sheriff has paid 4/. 6.?. 8d., for Gerard's wages, and 
for the said necessaries, as appears by ai certain indenture made there- 
upon. 

To the same. Whereas William de Melchebum, merchant, was charged 
by the king and his council to purvey divers kinds of victuals in divers 
parts of the realm for the maintenance of the king and divers of his 
lieges then in Scotland, and to cause the same to be cai-ried to Berwick 
on Tweed, to be delivered for the king's use, tO' Robert de Tang, re- 
ceiver of the king's victuals there ; and William, to whom the king 
caused 600/. to be delivered at his receipt, upon the said purveyance, 
purveyed divers kinds of victuals beyond that sum, with his own money, 
and delivered them to Robert, as may fully appear by the indentirres 
thereupon ; and the said 600/. are now exacted of William by summons 
of the exchequer, and William has besought the king to order his 
account to be audited upon the premises, and what is just to be further 
done in this respect ; the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons 
to audit William's account, the said 600/. being allowed him upon the 
said purveyances if they attain that sum, and to cause him to have 
payment or a competent assignment to be made to him for what thev 
shall find him to have expended beyond the said 600/. in buying and 
purveying such victuals, receiving from him the said indentiires. 

By K. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to go immediately to the king's 
manor of Wolmere, in that county, and to supervise the defects thereof 
and cause them to be repaired where necessary, up to 10/., by the view 
and testimony of William Deyvill, usher of the king's hall. By K. 

To William de Donestable, the king's clerk. Order to dahver 100 marks 
of the money which the king lately caused to be delivered to him for the 
wages of the men about to set out in his service upon the sea, to Master 
WUlifwn la Zouche, the treasurer, without delay. By ^. 



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31 



1387. 



Membrane 26 — cont. 



March 14. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to distrain 

WestiniuBtcr. William de Careswell for his fealty, a,s he has done fealty to the king for 

the lands which he holds of him. By p.s. 



3IEMBBANE 25. 

Mai'ch 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer^ Richard de Haveryng, 
Westminster, constable of Bordeaux, of Edward I, has besought the king by his peti- 
tion before him and his council in parliament, to cause the followin:^ 
sums to be allowed to him in his account now rendered at the exchequer, 
as he paid divers sums of money for the expenses of John de Haveryng, 
then seneschal of the duchy of Aquitaine, and of William de Dene, 
then seneschal of Agen, and for his own expenses, by the order of Edward 
I, in going from England to the duchy and returning thence, and iy^ 
replacing the horses of John, William and Richard, lost in the said king's 
service, as may fully appear, he asserts, by the testimony of the con- 
troller of the duchy ; the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons 
to inspect the control concerning the payments made by Richard for such 
expenses for the replacing of the horses, and to cause him to have 
duo allowance, notwithstanding that he did not exhibit any special 
warrant before them in the exchequer. By pet. of C. 

To the same. Order to cause due allowance to be made to the same 
Richard for reasonable expenses incurred by him in arraying his account, 
as has hitherto been customary with like accounts, as Richard has be- 
sought the king by his petition before him and his council in parUament, 
to order such allowance to be made to liim, as after his departure from 
the duchy he incurred several expenses by his ministers in arraying his 
accounts, and for taking four coffers with rolls and memoranda. touching 
the said account, from the duchy to England, and in rendering the said 
account. By pet. of C. 

To the same. Order to cause due allowance to be made tO' Richard de 
Haveryng, sometime escheator beyond Trent of Edward I, for what he 
shall be found to have paid by reason of divers writs and acquittances, 
having viewed the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer touching the 
said writs and acquittances, exhibited upon view ,of the said account, 
notwithstanding that Richard does not exhibit the said writs and 
acquittances, as Richard, after rendering the account for the issues of the 
said escheatry, exhibited before the king writs and acquittances of divers 
payments made to divers men, and the said writs and acquittances being 
placed in view of the account, before the treasurer and barons, ,were en- 
rolled, and they are by mishap lost. By pet. of C. 

March 4. To John Moryn, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
Westminstor. further with a messuage and 4 bovates of land in Gedelyng, amoving the 
king's hands therefrom, and restoring the issues thereof to Richard In- 
gram, as the escheator returned that he had taken these tenements into 
the king's hands because Matilda de Cauce, who held them of the king's 
progenitors, alienated them to Richard Ingram, deceased, without the 
licence of the king's predecessors, and Richard, Richard's son and heir, 
having entered them after his father's death, alienated them to Richard 
Ingram, his son in fee, without obtaining the king's licence; and after- 
wards at Richard's suit, showing that the said tenements are held of 
Adam de Everyngham and not of the king, and beseeching the king to 
order his hand to be amoved therefrom, the king ordered the escheator 



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iool . Membrane 25 — coyit. 

to take an inquisition upon the premises, by which it is found that the 
said tenements are held of Adam by scutage, homage and fealty and suit 
at the court of Shelford every three weeks, and that they are worth 30s. 

yearly. 

To the same. Like order in favour of Thomas de Whatton concerning 
a messuage and 6 bovates of land in Stoke Bardolf, which the escheator 
had taken into the king's hands, because Matilda de Cauce, who held 
them of the king's progenitors, had alienated them to Geoffrey le Botiller 
without licence, and John le Botiller, Geoffrey's son and heir, had entered 
them after Geoffrey's death, and alienated them in fee to .Richaid de 
Whatton, grandfather of the said Thomas, without obtaining the kino^'s 
licence ; and Thomas has besought the king to cause his hand to be 
amoved from those tenements, shov/ing that they were held of Adam 
de Everyngham, and it was found by inquisition that they were worth 
40*. yearly. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge and 
acquit Thomas Hastang, to whom the king lately committed the manor 
of Kynton, co. Warwick, which belonged to Stephen de Segrave, tenant 
in chief of the late king, which was in the late king's hands by reason 
of the minority of John, Stephen's son and heir, to hold vmtil the heir 
should come of age for rendering a certain fixed thing yearly at the ex- 
chequer, of that fixed thing from 20 March last, on which day the king 
took John's homage, who proved his age before William. Erneys, late 
escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, and Lancaster, 
for all the lands which Stephen held at his death of the late king in 
chief. 

March 6. To Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent or to him who 
Westminster, supplies his place in the forest of Ingelwode. Order to deliver Edmund 
de Neuton, Henry del Stable and Robert le Couper, imprisoned at 
Carlisle for trespass of venison in the forest of Ingelwode, if they shall 
find twelve mainpernors, who will imdertake to have them before the 
justices for pleas of the Forest in co. Cumberland. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in the platee of John de Fosseton, deceased. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to pay to Rhys (Reso) 
son of Rhys ap Mercduk, a Welshman, imprisoned at Norwich, the arreats 
of those wages Vxrhich he has hitherto been accustomed to receive, from 
the time of the sheriff's appointment, and to pay such wages henceforth 
as long as he is sheriff. 

March 3. To John Moryn, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
Westminster, further with two messuages and two bovates of land in Gedelyng and 
Stokebardolf, amoving the king's hands therefrom, and restoring the 
issues thereof to William Amyas, as the escheator returned that he had 
taken the messuages and land- into the king's hands because he had found 
by inquisition of office that Matilda Cauce, who held them in chief of the 
king's progenitors, alienated the messuage in Stokebardolf, in fee to Ralph 
le Botiller, and that after Ralph's death, Roger le Botiller, Ralph's son 
and heir, entered that messuage, and after Roger's death, John le Botiller, 
Roger's son and heir, alienated that messuage to Williaan ; and also that 
Matilda alienated the said messuage and land in Gedelyng, in fee to the 
said William, without obtaining the licence of the king or his pro- 
genitors; and subsequently, at WiUiam's suit, showing tjie Jang 



March 6. 

Westminster. 

March 4. 
Westminster. 



11 EDWARD III.— Part I. 33 



133/. Membrane 25 — cont. 

tlaat the messuage and land in Gedelyng are held of Philip de Somervill, 
and the messuage in Stokebardolf is held of Adam de Eveiyngham, 
of Laxton, and not of the king in chief, and beseeching the king to 
order his hand to be amoved from these tenements, the king ordered 
the escheator to take an inquisition on the matter, by which it 
is found that the said messuages and land are not held of the king in 
chief, but that the messuage and land in Gedelyng are held of Philip by 
the service of a pound of cinnamon and the messuage in Stokebardolf 
is held of Adam de Everyngham, by the service of a grain of pepper 
yearly for every service. 

\^st''*^^ter ^° William Trussol, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with a toft, 110 acres of land a.nd 16 acres of wood in the 
manor of Whethamsted, amoving the kiner's hands therefrom and re- 
storing the issues thereof to the abbot of Westminster, as the escheator 
returned that he had not taken those tenements into the kinj^'s hnnds, but 
that Robert de Holewell, late escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cam- 
bridge, Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford, delivered to William by in- 
denture a toft and a grove (gravam) called ' Marescallesgrave,' with 110 
acres of land in Whethamstede, asserting that they were in the kind's 
hands by reason of the, trespass of the abbot in approving them for him- 
self and liis church, without licence ; and after-wards the abbot besought 
the king, to order his hand to be amoved therefrom, as a. former abbot 
of that place had acauired the said toft, land and wood for himself and 
his successors long before the publication of the statute of mortmain, as 
it was then lawful to do, wherefrom the king ordered the escheator to 
take an inquisition upon the premises, by which it is found that Walter, 
sometime abbot of Westminster, acquired of Geoffrey Pycot, Ions: before 
the statute of mortmain, to wit, in the 12th year of the reign of Edward 
I, a toft and 110 acres of land in Whethamstede, co. Hertford, and that 
he likewise acquired, long before the publication of the said statute, in 
the same year a grove of wood called ' Mareschallesgra,ve/ in the town 
of Whethamstede, of Ralph Friday. 

March 20. To the prior of St. Bartholomew's, Smithfield. Order to have the 550?. 

Westminfiter. qJ ^^ tenth gi-anted to the king by the clergy of the province of Canter- 
bury, in the congregation of Leicester, in the diocese of London, at Lon- 
don on Wednesday after Sunday in the middle of Lent next, without 
further delay, to be delivered to Richard de la Pole, the king's butler or 
to his attorney for the king's affairs, notwithstanding the imposition and 
order of the late pope ; knowing that if the king's affairs are delayed for 
lack of the payment of that money, the king will punish him as dis- 
obedient, as the king lately ordered the treasurer and chamberlains by 
wiit to pay 550Z. of the issues of the said tenth to Richard of the first 
term of the payment of that tenth, in part payment of 4,866/. IS.s. Ad., in 
which the king was bound to him for various causes ; and afterwards 
because Richard promised in good faith to pay a certain great sum of 
money to the king at London for his most urgent affairs, the king ordered 
S. bishop of London to have the said 550/. at London on the feast of St. 
Gregory, the pope, last, to be delivered to Richard for the aforesaid caus:^, 
notwithstanding the imposition by the late pope of a sexennial tenth 
upon the clergy of the realm, and his order to keep that money safe for 
the passage of the Holy Land, which imposition and order the , present 
pope has revoked; and the money thus collected is not in the custody 
of the bishop but of the prior, who was deputed to ,collect the same, and 
31 C 



34 



CALENDAR OF PATENT ROLLS. 



J^"*^' • Membrane 25 — cant. 

the king wishes speedy payment to (be made to Richard for the cause 
aforesaid. By C. 

The like to the following: to pay money to Richard, to wit : — 

The prior and convent of Kenilworth, in the archdeaconry of Coventry, 
diocese of Coventry, for 126Z. 13s. 4<f. 

The abbot and convent of Burton-npon-Trent, in the archdeaconries of 
Stafford, Derby, Chester and Salop, in the same diocese, for 300Z. 

The prior and chapter of Bath, in Bath diocese, for 270Z. 

The abbot/ of Shirboum in the archdeaconries of Salisbury and Dorset, 
diocese of Salisbury, for 355Z. 

The abbot of Redyng in the archdeaconries of Wilts and Berks, diocese 
of Salisbury, for 355Z. 

The collector in the diocese of , Chichester, for 340Z. 

The prior and chapter of Worcester, collectors in co. Worcester, for 
180Z. 

The abbot of Gloucester, collector in that county, for 180Z. 

The prior and convent of,- St. Swithin's, Winchester, collectors in the 
diocese of Winchester, for 610Z. 

The prior and convent of Ely, collectors in the diocese of Ely, for 330Z. 

The prior and convent of Norwich, collectors in the diocese of Norwich, 
for 1,1 70Z. , 



Feb. 28. 
The Tower. 



MEMBBANE 24. 

To Maister Bernard Cistre, nuncio of the pope and apostolic see in 
England. Order to supersede the exaction which he is making upon the 
master and brethren of the order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, in Eng- 
land, for the quadrennial tenth imposed by pope John XXII upon the 
clergy of England, Ireland and Wales, and granted to the king for one 
moiety, permitting the master and brethren to be quit of that tenth for 
the other moiety ; as the late kinp-, at the suit of the master and brethren, 
showing that their order is founded upon lepers and warfare, and that 
by reason of their order and by virtue of bulls of the holy see, and by 
other instruments which the late king inspected, they ought to be quit 
of such tenths and of all manner of tallages and aids chiefly because it 
behoved them to be in the front line in the Holy Land, against the 
enemies of the cross, and that they were charged with divers tenths 
granted to the late king by the apostolic see, and much disquieted and 
aggrieved for /that reason, ordered the treasurer and barons of the ex- 
chequer, by divers writs to discharge the master and brethren and their 
successors of the said tenth, tallages and aids for time past, and hence- 
forward in like cases, and the present king, wishing to continue this 
favour, because it fully appeared by a certificate of the treasurer and 
barons that the master and brethren had been discharged of such tenths, 
tallages and aids by reason of the aforesaid writs, several times ordered 
to acquit and discharge the master and brethren of tenths, fifteenths, 
tallages, and such (aids henceforward, as appears by inspection of the 
chancery rolls. 



March 10. 



To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to dis- 
WestmiuBter. train Peter, son and heir of Robert Bavent, tenant in chief of the late 
king, for his homage, as Peter has proved his age before the escheator, 
and the iking has taken his fealty for all the lands which his father held 
at his death in chief, and has given him respite until Easter next for 
his homage, and yon 20 October last the king ordered the escheator to 
cause Peter to have seisin of all the said lands. By p.s. [9802.1 



11 EDWARD III— Part I. 35 



13o7. Memhrane 24 — cont. 

Jan. 15. To the same. Order not to distrain Richard de Wilmynton, brother 
The Tower, and heir of Ralph de Wibnynton for his homage, as on 2 October last 
the king took his fealty for all lands which his brother held at his death 
in chief, and gaive him respite for his homage until Easter next, and 
ordered the escheator to cause him to have seisin of all the said lands, 
having taken security from him for rendering his reasonable relief to 
the king. By p.s. 

March 10. To John de Langeford, constable of Caresbrok castle, in the Isle of 

Westminster. ■\;vight. Order not to distrain Nicholas, son and heir of Henry atte 

Wode, for his homage and fealty for all the lands which his father held 

in chief of the king in that island, saving always to the king the relief 

which is due to him in this respect. By p.s. [9803.] 

March 8. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
Westminster. meddle further with a messuage and 24 acres of land in Thyryngg, 
restoring the issues thereof, as the escheator returned that he had taken 
those tenements into the king's hands, because John, earl of Warenne, 
who holds the manor of Gymyngham, co. Norfolk, in chief, manumitted 
Simon Pleisaunt, his bondman, and made hina free with all his issue, 
and he alienated the said tenements, which are parcel of the manor, 
to Simon and his heirs in fee, without licence ; and afterwards at the 
suit of John, son and heir of the said Simoui, showing the king that the 
said tenements are held of the earl as of the manor of Castleacre, and 
not in chief, the king ordered the escheator tO' take an inquisition upon 
the premises, by which it is found that the said messuage and land 
were in the possession of John Pleisaunt, grandfather of Simon, who 
was of free condition and held them freely by hereditary succession of 
Philip Bum el, by fealty and by the service of 10c?. yearly for every 
service, and Philip held them of John, earl of Surrey, by knight's 
service of the manor of Castleacre, which is held in chief ; and that the 
said Simon, kinsman and heir of John Pleisaunt, held the said messuage 
and land freely until the day of his death, and John, his son and heir, 
so holds them freely. 

i7^5.2 } '^° ^^® treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order t/) 
inspect the roUs and memoranda, of their exchequer, and if they find 
by such inspection, by inquisition or otherwise, that the doan and 
chapter of the church of St. Patrick, Ardmagh, have received and held 
issues and other profits of the city of Ardmagh, and the manor of 
Tillahog, which are of the temporalities of that archbishopric, in time 
of voidance of the archbishopric, in times past, in aid of the election 
expenses of the archbishopric, andi that answer has not been made to 
the king or his progenitors for the issues of the said city and manors, 
in such voidances in times patet, then to cause the demand which they 
made on the dean and chapter to render an account to the king for the 
issues of the said city and manors for the voidances of the archbishopric 
to be superseded, and to discharge and acQuit them of the issues and 
profits of the said city and manors ; ais the deam and chapter have shown 
the king, by their petition before him and his council in parliament, 
that whereas they have always hitherto received the said issues and 
profits from time out of mind in every voidance of the archbishopric, 
in aid of their expenses, so that neither the king nor his progenitors 
were wont to receive anything thereof, yet the treasurer and barons 
cause the dean and chapter to be distrained to account before them 

2C. 



Westminster 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1387. 



Membrane 24 — cont. 



March 24. 
Westminster. 



March 8. 
Westminster. 



April 23. 
Westminster. 



for the issues of the said city and manors for every such voidance and 
molest and aggrieve them for that cause, whereupon they have besought 
the king to provide a remedy. By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamber- 
lains. Order to cause 319Z. 16s. to be paid to John Baronshel and 
John Junctyn and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Peruzzi, 
or a competent assignment therefor to be made to them, charging 
Albertinus de Plesence with 100s. and Richard de Leybum with 
113/. 16s., as the said merchants, at the king's request, delivered 100s. 
to Albertinus, whom the king lately sent to parts beyond the sea, upon 
his expenses in that journey, and 113Z. 16s. to Richard, upon his wages, 
which were in arrears to him for the time when he was with the king 
in Scotland, as may fully appear by a bill under the seal of Richard 
de Feriby, keeper of the wardrobe, in the merchants' possession, and 
200?. to Robert de Artoys, of the king's gift. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
taxers and collectors in co. Northampton of the tenth and fifteenth 
granted in the last great council held at Nottingham, on moveables, 
and the men of the town of Little Hoghton, co. Northampton, to be 
discharged of the said tenth and fifteenth, which wero exacted from 
those men, as the king having compassion on the estate of these men, 
their town being accidentally burned with the com and other goods 
and chattels therein, and wishing to help them to regain their estate, 
pardoned them 67s. Zd., which they were bound to pay by reasoai of 
the tenth and fifteenth granted to him in the tenth year of his reign 
in the Parliament at Westminster, and which are exacted from 
them for the king's use; and the king acquitted them of the 
said 67s. 3c?. ; and the men have now infonned the king that the 
taxers and collectors in that county have levied, that sum on them 
by reason of that tenth and fifteenth against the tenour of the king's 
letters, and they have besought him to discharge them of the tenth and 
fifteenth granted at Nottingham, in recompence of that svma which 
was pardoned them. By p.s. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with a messuage, a mill, 80 acres of land, 2 acres of 
meadow, and 13 acres of pasture of Henry de Bokewell, in Bocton 
Alluf, amoving the king's hands therefrom, and restoring the issues 
theircof to Henry, as the king ordered the escheator to return why he 
had taken those tenements into the king's hands ; and subsequently, 
at the suit of Henry showing the km"' that the said messuage, mill, land, 
meadow, and pasture are held of Thomas del Haye and not of the 
king, the king ordered the escheator to take an inquisition upon the 
matter, by which it is found that the messuage, mill, land, meadow and 
pastui-e were alienated to Henry's ancestors by Thomais del Haye, 
foiinerly lord of Beaiunondeston, before the memory of man, to be 
held of Thomas and his heirs by the service of pa.ying 10s. every 24 
weeks to the ward of the castle and honour of Dover for every service, 
and that the manor of Beaumondeston is held in chief by the service 
of a knight's fee. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order, to audit 
the account of Robert de Emeldon, the king's clerk, and to cause 
allowance to be made to him of the reasonable costs and expenses 



11 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 37 



1337. Membrane 24 — cont. 

incurred by him in making purveyances and doing other things, and 
As., a day for his wages, to wit, from 15 June last, when the king first 
appointed him to make such purveyances, until the day when ho 
delivered these purveyances to another by indentiire, by the king's 
order, and furtlier to do what pertains to the final issue of that 
account as Robert, has besought the king to order such account and 
allowance to be made to him. By K. and C. 

Membbane 23. 

March 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to account 
Westminster, with John de Moubray, who is about to set out to Scotland in the 
king's service, for all the receipts which John de Moubray, his father, 
the executor of whose will he is, received from the wardrobe of the late 
king and otherwise, and for the receipts which John, son of John, re- 
ceived of the king's wardrobe or otherwise, and for all the debts which 
John, son of John owes to the king, and to give to him an attemiina- 
tion for what is found by that account to be owing by him to the king, 
paying 201. yearly to the exchequer, until the debt is discharged. 

By K. and C. 

March 19. To Dinus Forcetti and Peter Byne and their fellows, merchants of 

Westminster, the society of the Bardi. Request to pay 201. to Gawayn Corder, upon 

his wages, for the time when he was in the king's service in Scotland, 

without delay. By K. 

March 23. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to ca.use 
Westminster. Thomas de Monte Caniso, son of William de Monte Caniso, to ha^ve 
full seisin of the manor of Edwardestone, and nob to interaieddle 
further with the other lands which are held of other lords, because the 
king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator, that William 
held that manor at his death, in his demesne as of fee of the king as 
of the honour of Eye then being in the hands of Queen Isabella, and 
that the Queen committed the manor, which was in her hands by reason 
of the minority of William's heir, to John de Hothum, late bishop of 
Ely, to hold until the heir should come of age, which honour has come 
into the king's hands by the death of John earl of Cornwall, who 
held it afterwards under a certain foi-m, by the service of a knight's 
fee and a quarter, and certain other lands of other lords, by divers ser- 
vices, and that Thomas, William's son, is his next heir and of full ago, 
and the king has taken the homage of Thomas for the said manor. 

By p.s. [9(390.] 

March 23. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
Westminster, meddle further with a messuage and 10 acres of land of John Godrich, 
in Blebury, amoving the king's hand therefrom, and restoring the 
issues thereof to John, as the escheator returned that he had taken the 
messuage and land into the king's hands because he had found, by 
inquisition of office, that Nicholas, son of Laurence le Carter, bond- 
man of the abbot of Redynges, acquired them in fee; and afterwards 
the abbot, on 28 December last, placed his hands on these lands and 
tenements without the king's licence; and afterwards John besought 
the king to order his hand to be amoved therefrom, as the messuage 
and land are held of him by certain services and without a mean, in 
chief, and that he, by reason of the appropriation which the abbot 
made thereof m the premises, had entered upon the messuage and 



38 CALENDAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



i-66( . Membrane 23 — cont. 

land as chief lord, as liis escheat, to hold according to the form of the 
statute of mortmain, and the king ordered the eschcator to take an 
inquisition on the matter, by which it is found that the said messuage 
and land which Nicholas acquired for himself and his heirs in fee, and 
on which the a,bbot afterwards laid his hands, axe held of John without 
a mean, by the service of paying 5s. yearly to him, and that John, by 
reason of the appropriation which the abbot made thereof, entered that 
laaid on 2 January last, as chief lord, to hold as his escheat according 
to the said statute, and that John so held it from 2 Janaury until the 
10th day of that month, when the escheator entered it by reason of the 
abbot's appropriation, and that the messuage and land are worth 2s. 
yearly beyond the said rent. 

March 14. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 
Westiiiinster. William de Monte Acuto, keeper of the king's manor and pai'k of 
Wodestok, to have due allowance in his ferm of 6/. ; which he de^ 
livered by the king's order, as he says, to wit, to John de Dunolm and 
Richard de Clifford, the king's parkers there, lOOs., and to Robert de 
Smythele, keeper of the king's stud, 20s. of the king's gift. 

March 18. To William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, ferm or of the manor 
Westininater. of Wodestok with its membetrs, or to him who supplies his place there. 
Order to pay irom that ferm tO' Peter de Dodecote, clerk ol the king's 
works of that manor, as much money as he shall think necessary upon 
repairing the houses, walls, mills, ponds, palings and parks and for the 
maintenance of the king's stud ana wild animals there and for the pay- 
ment of the accustomed wages to the parker of Cornebury park. By K. 

March 17. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John 

Westminster, do Cherleton to be discharged of those 500 marks which are exacted 

of him, which he received lately from the merchants of the society of 

the Bardi as a prest, and which he employed in the late king's affairs, 

as the king has pardoned him the saad sum. By p.s. [J6iy.J 

March 14. To the same. Order to cause Peter de Dudecote, clerk of the king's 
Westminster, works, in his manor of Wodestoke, to be discharged and acquitted of 
10^., for the hundred of Wotton, co. Oxford, from 12 Decemoer in the 
6th year of the king's reign, provided that he answer to the king as he 
ought for the fenn of tlie mainor of Wodestok, as on the said 12 
December the king granted the said hundred to William for his good 
service^, to' hold for life, rendering 10/. thereof to the king yearly; and 
afterwards on 5 January following, the king granted that Peter should 
hold for life the said hundred, which is member of the said manor, the 
custody of which the king committed to Wiiham de Monte Acuto for 
rendering a certain ferm (yearly to the king, together with the issues 
from the said 12 Decemb'or, rendering to Xviiliani yearly the said 10/. 
in ajid of his ferm, as long as he should have the said custody. 

To the same. Order to cause Richard de Welles, chamberlain of 
Kaiermerdyn, to have allowance of 49/. Os. 9j(/. iii his account for the 
issues of his chamber, as on 25 June in the 9th year of his reign, the king 
ordered Richard by writ to pay to Gilbert Talbot, justice of Soutn 
Wales, the arrears of his fee tor the time when Richard was chamber- 
lain there, and to pay that fee henceforth as long as Gilbert should 
remain in his office, from the issues of his baaliwicls, and by virtue of 
that order Richard has paid 49/. Os. 9^c/. to Gilbert for his fee from 



11 EDWAKD III— Pakt I. 39 



1667. Membrane 23. — cont. 

3 April iu the said 9th yeax until Michaehiias following, as appeal's 
by Gilbert's letters patent testifying that receipt which are in 
Richard's possession. 

April 6. To the mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle-upon-Tyno. Order to expend 
The Tower, up to 40Z. in repairing and constructing the gate called ' Westgate,' 
and the drawbridge there, which gate is in the weakest place of the 
enclosure of the said town, and is m great part destroyed and broken, 
with all possible speed, from the ferm which they are bound to- render 
to the kmg for the sadd town, for the present and past years, by the 
view and testimony of Richard de Acton and Robert de Shilvyngton. 

By K. 

March 25. '^^ Roger de Gosewyk and John Belle. R. bishop of Durham has 
Westmiuster. besought the king by his petition before him and his council in the 
present parliament, to revoke his letters of scrutiny in the town and 
port of Hertilpol, as the bishop has and ought to have, as his pre>- 
decessors have had, the liberty and royal jurisdiction and royal prolits 
within his liberty of Durham, and they have exercised justice, and re- 
ceived royal profits by themselves and their ministers, without the 
king or hisi progenitors, oi: any bailiff or minister of the king or 
his progenitors, intermeddling with matters arising therein, except 
in default of the bishop or liis ministers in showing justice ; and 
the king appointed Roger and John in the town and port of Hertilpol, 
which ai-e withm the said liberty, to make sci-utiny there, to wit : tliat 
no one of whatever state or condition shaU take sterling, silver in sheet, 
vessels of gold or silver out of the realm in that town or port without 
the king's licence, under pain of forfeiture of the same, and shall not 
bring false money and counterfeit sterling into the realm, under padn 
of forfeiture of tiie same, and to seize and take into the king's hands 
the said money, vessels and silver so forfeited and to caiuse them to be 
sent to the king's exchanges by indenture, and to do certain other 
things contained in the kmg's letters patent; and because the king 
has ordered divers of his ministers by divers writs, before these times 
not to intermeddle with the royal othces within the liberty of tliat 
bishopric, as appears by inspection of the chancery rolls, he revokes 
the said letters of scrutiny tor that port and orders Roger and John 
not to intermeddle further therewith. By pet. of C. 

April 3. To the sheriffs of London and the collectors of the king's customs 
The Tower, thei'e. Order to permit Peter Sesers, of Ai-agon, merchant, to takv 
six little ban-els [barellos) of silver containing wine out of that port 
to the town of Middelburgh, in Brabant, having taken security troiu 
him not to take those bai-rels elsewhere than to the said town, as tha 
king has granted that Peter shall take those barrels, which were taken 
from liim at sea by certain of the king's subjects, and brought to that 
city, to the said town of Middelburgh. By 

March 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer'. R. bishop of 
Westminster. Durham, has shown the king, by his petition before him and his council 
in parliiunent, that whereaK Richard, king of England, granted by his 
charter to Hugh, then bishop of Durham, his predecessor, the manor 
of Saddebergg, with its wapentakes, knights' fees, and other appurten- 
ances, to hold in francalmoin, of which manor John de Balholo then 
held 5^ knights' fees pertaining to the custody of the castle of New- 



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1337. Membrane 23 — eonf. 

castle-upon-Tyne ; and although. Hemy lEI. ordered John to do homage 
to R., then bishop of Durham, for the said knights' fees, and to be 
attendant upon and answerable to him there, yet the treasurer and 
barons cause 5 marks 40c^. yearly for the ward of the said castle to be 
exacted from the bishop from the time of the said order, and ca/use 
him to be distrained for that cause, because in a certain memorandum 
in the exchequer, it is contained that Henry; III. ordered John de 
Balliolo to be attendant upon the bishop concerning the said fees, 
so that the bishop should answer to that king for the ward which is 
exacted of those fees for the custody of the said castle, unless he could 
show to the said king that he ought to be quit of such ward by charter 
of the king or his predecessors, whereupon the bishop has besought 
the king to pro^^de a remedy ; the king therefore orders the treasurer 
and barons to hear the bishop's plaint in this respect, having viewed 
his charters and other evidences, heard his reasons and inspected the 
rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, calling before them, if necessary, 
the justices of either bench, and if they can find by these means that 
the bishop ou?ht not to be charged with the said 5 marks and 40c^. 
yearly for the ward of the said castle, then to cause the bishop to be 
discharged thereof and of the arrears of the same, and to cause the 
demand made on him for 5 marks 40c?. to be superseded until Christ- 
mas next, so that in the meantime he may piursue liis discharge as he 
ought. By pet. of C. 

Membbane 22. 

March 11. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to dis- 

Westminster. train John de Oxenford for his homage and fealty, as he has done 

homage and fealty to the king for the lands which he holds of him. 

By p.s. [9813.] 

March 13. To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Peter de Male Lacu, the 
Westminster, elder, the arrears of 300 marks yearly, from the 23 September last, 
from the issues of the lands which belonged to Peter de Malo Lacu, 
the younger, in Kyllngwyk, Nessyngwyk, Egton, Lyth, Sandesend, 
Barneby neax' Lyth, Barneby near Mikilby, and Hoton near Mulgreve, 
as on the .said 23 September, because Peter the younger, who was in 
the king's seiA'ice in Scotland by his order, departed from that service 
without the king's licence, to the manifest danger of the king and his 
other lieges staying there, the king ordered the sliez-iff to cause all 
Peter's lands, goods, and chattels in that bailiwick to be seized into 
the king's hands and kept safely, so that the sheiiff should answer at 
the exchequer for the issues of the lands and for the said goods and 
chattels; but Peter, the elder, recovered his seisin of 300 marks yearly 
of which Peter, the younger, and Margaret his wife, were disseised, and 
with which the said lands were charged, by consideration of the kings 
court, before the king, in the 6th year of his reign, as may fully appear 
by the t-enor of the record and process held thereupon. By K. 

March 20. To Dinus Forsetti and Peter Bine, merchants of the society of the 
Westminster. Bardi. Request to pay to Richard, earl of Anindel, 159/. 13s. in which 
the king -is bound to the earl for his wages and those of his men-at- 
arms, whom he retained in his company in the war of Scotland, between 
14 October last and 11 December following, as fully appears by a/ bill 
under the seal of Richard de Feryby, keeper of the wardrobe, in the 
earl's possession. By K. 



il EDWARD III.— Part I. il 



1337. Membrane 22 — cant. 

March 18. To the sheriff of SuiTey. Order to pay to Thomas de Stapelford, 
Westminster, supplying the place of Walter de Weston, clerk of the king's works 
in the palace of Westminster and the Tower of London, 20/. upon the 
repairing of defects within the said palace and in the payment of masons 
{sementariorum), working vipon the new chapel of St. Stephen within 
that palace. By K. 

March 12. To Dinus Forsetti, Peter Byne, and their fellows, merchants of the 
Westminster, society of the Bardi. Request to pay to Henry de Lancastre, banneret, 
appointed captain and leader of the king's army in Scotland, in the 
10th year of his reign, by the king and his council, 507/. 10s. for his 
wages and those of his men at arms whom he retained in the said paits, 
between 1 May last and 16 November following, as appears by a 
certain bill under the seal of Richard de Feryby, keeper of the ward- 
robe, in Henry's possession. By K. 

March 18. To Dinus Forsetti, Bartholomew de Barde, and Peter Byne and 
Westminster, their fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi. Order to pay 
these 500/. — which' they lately received for the king's use from Master 
Itherius de Concoreto, late nuncio of the papal see in England, and 
collector of the quadrennial tenth imposed upon the clergy of the realm 
by the late Pope John, and of the hrst frmts of benefices become void 
for a certain tune, within the realm, reserved to the said see, of which 
tenth and first fruits one moiety was granted to the king by the late 
pope of the arrears of the said tenth and first fruits — to John Darcy 
■ le Neveu ' in part payment of 1,000/. which the king promised to pay 
to John for Queen Philippa, in aid of satisfaction of a certain large 
sum of money which the queen was bound to pay to John for tne 
manor of Werk in Tyndale, bought and acquired from him by the 
queen. , By K. 

March 18. "^^ ^^^ treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin, and to the 
Westminster, chamberlains. Order to inspect the rolls and memoranda of the ex- 
chequer touching the account of John Moricz, late escheator in Ireland, 
and if they find that he has had no allowance or payment of 100/. of 
the profits of his escheatry, then to cause those 60^. 6s. 6d. due to the 
king by John for the remainder of his accounts to be allowed to him, 
in the said 100/., and to cause the remaining 39/. 16s. 6c/. to be paid 
to him from the treasury, as lately, in recompence for the damages 
which John sustained in the king's service m that office, the king 
granted to him 100/., to be received of ceii.ain profits arising from the 
office of the said escheatry, of the king's gift, and John has now be- 
sought the king to order such allowance and payment to be made to 
him, as he accounted fully before the treasurer and barons for the 
issues of the said escheatry, for all his time, and is bound to the king 
in 30/. IS^d. of the remainder of his account, wherefore he cannot re- 
ceive the said 100/. granted to him by the king, of the profits of the 
escheatry; and John is likewise bound to the king in 30/. 23-^^. for 
the remainder of his account for two parts of . the manor of Atherde, 
which he lately held at ferm by the demise of the king. By C. 

March 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to view the 

Westminster, bill of John de Hales, merchant, of Noi-wich, and if they find that 

25/. 13d. are owing to him, then to cause those 25/. 13d. to be allowed 

to him and William But in 25/. (sicj, lAd., in which they are bound to 

the king, as John has besought the king by his petition before him and 



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1337. Membrane 22 — cont. 

his council in parliament, to cause such allowance to be made, as the 
late king was bound to him in 25/. \dd. for bread bought from John^ as 
may fully appear by a bill of the wardrobe, which John has in his 
possession, and John and William are bound to the king in 35/. 14<^. 
for the time when they were collectors of customs at Norwich, at the 
time when the staples were there. By pet. of C. 

March 18. To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer, Dublin. Order 
Westminster, to view the kmg's writs directing them to pay 1S)1. 12s. Sd. to John 
Morice, and to cause that sum to be paid to John if he have not yet 
received payment of the same, as John has besought the king to order 
such payment ta be made to him as it was ordained by Jolin Darcy, 
justiciary of Ireland a.nd by the council there, that John Morice should 
nave I'dl. 125. Sd. both for his wages and of the king's gift for divers 
costs and expenses incurred by him in the king's service at different 
times; wherefore the treasurer and chamberiaiins were ordered, by 
divers writs under the seal which the king uses in those parts, to pay 
that sum to him, and he has not yet received payment thereof. By (J. 

To the sheriff of Salop. Becaiuse by Domesday book and other 
evidences and memoraaicla found in the excheqvier and returned by the 
king's order before him and his council in the parliament lately held at 
Westminster, it is found that the castle of Montgomery and the man/or 
of Simondescastel and the hundred of Chirbury, were and are of the 
body of CO. Salop, and afterwards drawn to the law of Wales, the king 
orders the sheritf that, concerning writs of summons and other things. 
\^lncomplete.^ 

Vaoattd because on the dorse. 

April 23. To the mayor and bailiffs of the city of York. Order to dearrest, 
Westminster, without delay, thei goods and chattels of Godescalk de Crauhousen, 
anriourer, which were aa-rested by reason of the king's order, and to 
pennit Godescalk to do as he pleases therewith, as the king wishes to 
do special favour- to Godescalk and Everard his apprentice, whom the 
mayor and bailiffs arrested together with their goods, by reason of an 
order of the king directing them to arrest the men of Flanders, together 
with their goods. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamber- 
lains. Order to pay to John Baronshel and his fellows, merchants of the 
society of the Perruzzi, 494/. without delay, or to crive them a com- 
petent assignment in places where they may quickly be satisfied for 
the same, as the said merchants delivered at the king's request 200 
marks, to H. bishop of Lincoln, 100/. to William de Monte Acuto, earl of 
Salisbury, 100/. to William de Clyuton, earl of Huutyngdon, 50 marks 
to William Trussel, 50 marks to Reginald de Cobham, 50 marks to 
Nicholas de la Beche, and 10 marks to Richard de Wynkele, brother of 
the order of Preachers London, whom the king lately sent to parts 
beyond the sea as his envoy, upon their expenses, and to Robert de 
Artoys they delivered 54/. separately of the, king's gift. By K. 

April 14. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 
Westminster. William de Clyiiton, earl of Huntyugdon, to have the terms which the 
king has granted to him, as Henry de Leyburn had an attei-mination 
for 100/., which were exacted of him, to wit, by paying 40s. yearly ; 
and Henry paid 11. of the said 100/. in his life time, by virtue of the 
said attermmation, and William, who married Juliana, Henry's heir, 



11 EDWAKD III— Part I. 43 



1337. Membrane 22 — cont. 

has besought the king to grant him an attermination for the remain- 
ing 93/., and the king has granted that the earl shall pay 40s. yearly 
vmtil the debt be discharged. By K. 

April 23. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamber- 
Westminster, lains. Order to supersede the demand which they made on Arnald de 
Tilio, parson of Elyngton church, diocese of Lincoln, for 200/. for the 
king's use, and to cause both him and the others whom the said affair 
might affect to be discharged thereof at the exchequer, as the king 
lately caused 200/. as a prest to be delivered to Arnald from the treasuiy, 
and he expended those 200/. in the king's secret affairs, according to 
his injunction, as the king is fully informed by particulars of those ex- 
penses shown before him,. By K. 

April 21. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to restore to William de Roste- 
Westminster. leye, chaplain, his lands, goods, and chattels, which were taken into the 
kmg's hands upon his bemg mdicted before llichard Talbot, Williaim 
de Chiltenham and Robert Dapitote, justices of oyer and tennmer 
in that county, of the robbery of 20/. from Robert BuUeye, citizen of 
Gloucester, and of the death of Robert, killed at the park of Bremes- 
feld, CO. Gloucester, as he has purged his innocence before Simon, bishop 
of Worcester, ordinary of the place, to whom ho was delivered by the 
justices in accordance with tlie privilege of the clergy. 

April 16. To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to cause a coroner for that 
Windsor, county to be elected in place of John le Marewe, who is so broken by 
age and so weak that he canot discharge the duties of his office. 

MEMBEANE 21. 

April 2. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede 
The Tower, the distraint which they make upon ISlicliolas Torny and Riciioida his 
wife, daughter (A/'), and heirs ol William de Cateby, son of William 
de Cateby, on 6 bovates of land m Folquardby, co. York, for 32a-. 
yearly, of the extent thereof, and of the arrears of the same by reason 
of tiie grant of these bovates to Richard de Insula, provided that 
answer is made by Richard for the said extent before 18 August in tiie 
13th year of the late king's reign, and by Nicholas and Richolda for 
2Us. yearly, for which William lield the said land; as on the said 16 
August, the late king ordered Ralph de Crophull, then escheator 
beyond Trent, to restore those 3 bovates to William, without delay. 
[As. in tins Calendar, 13 Edward II., page 155.] 

March 26. To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Whereas lately at the suit 
Westminster, of Thomas de Debenham, merchant, of Ipswich, showing the king that 
whereas a certain ship of Thomas of ItiO tuns of wine burthen was 
arrested at Great Yarmouth upon the sea, by the king's admiral, and 
Thomas caused that ship to be prepared for war and provided with 
victuals and other necessaries, bv the order of that admiral to be taken 
to the port of Erewell, to set out thence with other ships upon tho sea 
in the king's sei'vice, certain malefactors of tho purls of Cales and 
Normandy, lying in wait for that ship, attacked it before the town of 
Oreford, entered it by armed force, killed the men therein, carried 
away the ship, of the price of 200 marks, and the goods, victuals 
and other things therein, to the value of 100/., and committed other 



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i-667 . Membrane 21 — cont. 

Climes ; and Thomas beseeching the king to provide a remedy 
upon the restitution of the said ship, goods, victuals and things, 
the king appointed Ralph de Bcckjmg and Giles de Wachesham to 
take an inquisition on the matter, by which it is found that on Thurs- 
day before St. Bartholomew last, certain felons of Cales, Normandy, 
and elsewhere of the power of the king of France, in four ships 
prepared for war, having the commission of the king of France 
to injure and aggrieve all Englishmen in all possible ways, saving 
to the king of France a moiety of the gain which the subjects 
of the said king should win from the English, attacked a ship of Thomas 
called la Katerinc, in going from the town of Great Yarmouth to the 
port of Erewell, as was enjoined vipon Thomas by the king's admiral, 
before the town of Oreford, co. Suffolk, and they entered it by force, 
killed certain men who were in it, took the said ship with its gear, of 
the price of 200 marks, and the goods, victuals and other things of 
Tliomas therein, to wit : millstones (molas), white wine, iron and plainks, 
to the value of 150 marks, and carried them away to La Escluse in 
Flanders, whence they took them to the town cf St. Valery {Sancti 
Walerici), in Picardy, and there they exposed the ship, goods, victuals 
and things for sale ; and that the jurors asserted that they knew the 
truth of the premises, because six of them and several others of the 
town of Oreford, st^anding on the shore at Oreford, saw the said robbery 
and felony done, and some of them saw the said ship newly made at 
Yarmouth, and the said goods and chattels bought and placed therein, 
and that some of the jurors were at La. Escluse in Flanders, when the 
ship arrived there with the said goods, and they went to the ship in 
the company of John Foveyle, their host, bailiff of La Escluse, who 
arraigned the malefactors upon their deed, and the malefactors all pro- 
fessed that they had done it by virtue of the commission of the king 
of France, which they showed to the bailiff, written in Latin {verbis 
Eomanis), and which the bailiff read publicly before the said merchants 
and several others, wherefore for fear of the king of France, the bailiff 
let these malefactors go free, and they took the ship with its goods to 
Wytsaind, and the jurors knew this, because some of them, then being 
at La Escluse, and not daring to ci'oss from there to England for fear 
of the said enemies, went to Wytsand to have a safer passage there, 
and they were there when the said ship and another ship of Ipswich 
laden with divers goods and merchandise of the men of Ipswich were 
taken before the said town of Wytsand towards the town of St. 
Valery ; and the said merchant has besought the king by his petition 
before him and his council in parliament to' provide him with a remedy 
towards the recoveiry of his ship, goods, victuals, and things; and be- 
cause the sea passage is closed and prohibited, wherefore the merchant 
cannot sue for justice in this respect as is customai-y in such caise, 
the king orders the sheriff to cause all the goods and merchandise 
of the said felons and malefactors and cf other men and merchants 
of Cales and Normandy and elsewhere in the power of the king of 
France, which can be found in that bailiwick, to be arrested without 
delay, and to be detained until satisfaction has been done to the said 
merchant for 250 marks, and for the damages which he may be found 
to have reasonably incurred by the said plundering, or until further 
orders, and to inform the king without delay 'of the goods so 
arrested, their value, and to whom they belonged, and of all his 
action in the matter. Yet the king does not wish that the goods 



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13o7. Memhrnne 21 — corit. 

and merchandise of the men of the power of the king of France or 
of other parts beyond, who are staying within the king's reahn, and 
contribute to ' lot ' a.nd ' scot,' and other charges within the realm with 
the men of the realm, or who hold a free tenement there, should be 
arrested under colour of the said order. The king has also sent a 
like order to the sheriff of Essex to arrest such goods and merchandise 
up to the remaining 100 marks. By pet. of C. [2065.] 

March 26. To the same. A like order (with a, like reservation) to arrest the 
Westminster, goods and merchandise of cei*tain felons and malefactors and of other 
men and merchants of the parts of Cales and Normandy, and other 
parts whence such felons were, which shall be found within that baili- 
wick, until satisfaction has been done to William Eyngild, Ed[mundJ 
Petygard, Joan late the wife of Ed[mund] de Castelacre, Thomas 
Northen, Walter Casteleyn, and Humphrey de Ockcle, merchants, of 
Ipswich, for 9207., which said merchants have shown the king, and it 
has been found by inquisition, taken by Ralphe de Bockyng and Giles 
de Wachenham, that on Friday before St. Bartholomew last, certain 
malefactors of Cales and Normandy having the king of France's com- 
mission tO' annoy the English, attacked a ship of William Ryngild, 
called la Paternoster, of the price of 1207., in the port of Erewell, be- 
fore the town of Walton, co. Suffolk^ in coming from -ua Escluse 
towards the said port, and they took and plundered the goods and 
chattels of William, Ed[mund], John, Tliomas, Walter and Humphrey, 
to wit : 100 coloured cloths, 100 striped cloths, 20 tuns of woad, 60 
barrels of ashes, 60 pieces of waix, iron and hats (capeJl'), tO' the value 
of 900Z. and more, which were in the said ship, and they carried them 
away to La Escluse, in Flanders, and thence to the town of St. Valery, 
in Picardy, and there the goods and chattels were divided amon'^^ them, 
and they delivered a moiety thereof to the attorney of the king of 
France, and that the jurors assert that they know the tinth of the 
pt-emises, because several of them were at Herewycz, in the said port, 
and saw the robbery done, and some of them were in Flanders and saw 
tho said merchants of Ipswich buy the said goods and merchandise and 
place them in the ship, and they were at la, Escluse when the said 
fo/lons in thedx four ships arrived, there with the (shipi, goods, and 
merchandise, and John Foveyle, then bailiff of la Escluse, arraigned 
these malefactors at the request of the said jurors, and the malefactors 
pleaded that they had acted by the commission of the king of France, 
which they showed to the bailiff, and which the bailiff read publicly, 
wherefore the bailiff, through fear of the king of France, let the male- 
factors go free, and they took the ship with the goods and merchandise 
to Wytsand, whither the merchants went tO' have a safer passage to 
England, and the merchants have besought the king by their petition 
before him and his council in parliament, to provide a remedy. Tho 
king has also ordered the sheriff of Essex to arrest such goods and 
merchandise to the sum of 1007. in his bailiwick. 

By pet. of C. [6793-6795.] 

March 28. To the taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in the East 
Westminster. Riding, co. York. Order to cause the prior of Ellerton to be taxed in 
his goods and chattels in the grange and other lands of the prior of 
Ormesby, in Spaldyngton, and the fifteenth thereof to be assessed with 
tho men tenants of the towns of Spaldyng, levying the portion of the 
fifteenth touching the prior of Ellerton of his goods and chattels ^s 



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i'loi, Memhrnne 21 — cont. 

was wont to be done in the time of other fermors of the said grange and 
other lands, as the said men and tenants have shown the king, by their 
petition before him and his council in parliament, that whereas the 
fermors of the said grange and lands annexed to the church of the 
prior of Ormesby, paid the fifteenth of their goods and chattels in the 
grange and other lands in every taxation of a, tenth and fifteenth, and 
paid their portion of such goods in such charges imposed upon the 
men of the town of Spaldyngton as on other towns of the realm, by the 
king or his progenitors before these times, with the men and tenants 
of that town ; and although the prior of EUerton is now fermor of the 
said grange and other lands, yet the taxers and collectors cause as 
great a sum of money to be exacted from that town as was levied in 
the last taxation, leaving out the prior of EUerton ; wherefore those 
men have besovight the king to provide ai remedy. By pet. of C. 



March 24. 
Westminster. 



MEMBBANE 20. 

March 10. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to distrain 
Westinm.ster. Elias Daubeneye, son and heir of John Daubeneye, who has proved 
his age before the escheator, for his homage, as the king gave Elias 
respite for his homage until Easter next, and ordered the escheaitor 
to cause him to have seisin of all the lands of which his father was 
seized at his death in his demesne, as of fee in that bailiwick ; and 
now the king has taken the homage of Elias. By p.s. [9806.] 

March 16. To the sheriff of Essex. Order tO' pay to Nicholas de la Beche, con- 
Westminster, si-abje of tije Tower of London, 26s. 8d. weekly from 2 October last, 
for the expenses of the earl of Murref, who is imprisoned in the Tower, 
as long as the earl shall be imprisoned there, deducting 20?. therefrom, 
if he has paid it, by virtue of an order directing him to pay 20s. weekly 
to Nicholas from 18 October last for the expenses of the earl, because 
the earl was delivered to Nicholas on the said 2 October! By K. 

[Feeder a.] 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause 53/. to be paid 
to Bartholomew de Bard and his fellows, merchants of the society of 
the Bardi, or a competent assignment to be made tO' them for that 
sum, charging Eudo de Stoke therewith, as the said merchants paid 53?. 
to Eudo at the treasurer's request for a certain ship called Ja Sainte 
Marie Cogge, to be provided therewith at Boston with certain victuals. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause John 
de Morf, son and heir of Henry de Morf, tenant in chief,, to have full 
seisin of all the lands of which Henry was seized at his death in that 
bailiwick, in his demesne as of fee, because John has proved his age 
before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage for all the said 
lands. By p.s. [9894.] 

To John de Watenhull, receiver of certain of the king's moneys 
ordained for certain affairs touching the setting out upon the sea of 
certain ships for the defence of the realm. Order to pay to Thomas 
de Maidenstan, for the time when he is attendant upon the king's 
affairs 2s. for every day for his wages, as the king appointed Thomas, 
with John and other lieges, to do and fulfil certain things contained 
in certain of the king's commissions, By C. 



March 23. 

Westminster. 



March 2. 
Westminster. 



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47 



Memhrane 20 — rnnt. 



March 22. 
Westminster. 



March 20. 
Westminster. 



1337. 

March 1. To the same. Order to pay to William de Clynton 40Z. which the 
Westminster, king has granted to him for his expenses for the time when he was in 
the king's service, upon the sea coast in cos. Kent and Sussex, for the 
defence of those parts against hostile invasions^ By C. 

March 20. To William [Trussel], escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

Westminst<>r. meddle further with the lands which belonged to Robert do Bonewell, 

as the king has learned, by inquisition taken by the escheator, that 

he at his death held no lands in chief, but that he held lands of other 

lords by divers services. 

To the treasvirer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause William 
de Orlaston to have those terms which the king has granted to him 
for 40Z. in which he is bound to the king for the time when he was 
sheriff of Kent, as the king has granted that he shall pay 5 marks 
yearly until the debt is discharged. 

By K. at the instance of the treasurer. 

To the same. Order to discharge John Hakelut of the extent of 
a third part of the manor of Gayton, from 3 July in the 15th 
year of the late king's reign, as on 4 October in the 10th year of his 
reign, the late king committed to John the custody of a third part of 
the lands which belonged to Theobald de Gayton, tenant in chief of 
the late king, to wit, both his lands which' came tO' him by hereditary 
right, through the death of his brother Philip, and others, and <which 
were in the king's hands by reason of Theobald's death, and of the 
parparty touching Juliana, sister and co-heir of Theobald, to hold 
during pleasure, rendering the yearly extent thereof at the exchequer, 
and on the said 3 July the late king ordered the sheriff of Northampton 
to cause John de Fienles to have full seisin of the third part of the 
said manor. \^As in this Cnlendnr, 15 Edward II. page 471.] 

To Dinus Forcetti and his fellows, merchants of the society of the 
Bardi of Florence. Request to pay to' Simonettus Crowel, whom the 
king is sending to Gascony, 2,000 mai-ks to' be delivered to Nicholas 
Usus Maris, constable of Bordeaux, for the king's use. By K. 

Concurrent mandates to Simonettus and to Nicholas. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede 
the demand which they made on R. bishop of Durham, to' distrain the 
men of his liberty who have not taken knighthood, according to the 
proclamation made thereupon, and to permit the bishop to have cogni- 
sance thereof, superseding the distraint which they mado on the bishop 
and on the said men for that cause until Christmas next, so that in 
the meantime the bishop may prosecute that affair before the treasurer 
and barons as he ought, if they shall find upon hearing the bishop's 
plaint in this respect, and viewing his evidence and hearing his reasons 
that he ought to have the cognisance of this matter; as the bishop 
has shown the king by his petition before him and his council in pariia- 
ment, that the treasurer and jbarons cause such a demand to be mado 
upon him although he has had all reo^al rights in that liberty, and ho 
and his predecessors have had cognisance thereof from time out of 
mind, and have received all the pi'ofits of such cognisances without tV.e 
king intermeddling therewith, except in default of a bishop upon a 
default of justice in that liberty, wherefore the bishop has besonght the 
king to provide a remedy. By pet. of C. 

[Feeder a. '] 



April 10. 
Westminster. 



March 18. 
Westminster. 



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1337. Membrane 20 — cont. 

April 15. To the justiciary of L-eland or him who supplies his place, and to the 
Westminster, treasurer there. Order to cause all the issues of the lands which are 
of the inheritance of Joan, wife of Ralph, count of Eu, to be de- 
livered to the count and Joan, or to Henry Russel, their aittomey, 
without delay, to hold according to the tenor of the king's order, as 
at the suit of the count, who dwells in parts beyond the seas, asserting 
that certain lands which are of Joan's inheritance, had been taken into 
the king's hands without reasonable cause, and beseeching the king 
to cause those lands to be restored to the count and Joan, the king 
ordered the justiciary and treasurer to cause this to be done ; and now the 
king has learned that although the justiciary and treasurer caused the 
said lands to be restored to the count and Joan, by virtue of that order, 
yet the issues of the same are detained in the king's hands contrary 
to the tenor of that order. 

April 23. To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Joan Comyn, of Bogham, 
Westminster. 20?. for the term of Easter last, in accordance with the king's grant to 
her of 40/. to be received yearly by the hands of the sheriff of York, 
in aid of her maintenance, until the king should provide otherwise 
concerning her estate. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Order to pay to Nicholas 
de la Despense, the king's yeoman, 10/. for the term lof Easter last, 
in accordance with the kinp's grant to him of 20Z. to be received yearly 
by the hands of the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby, in consideration 
of the late king's grant to Nicholas of 20/. yearly of the land which 
belonged to William de Bredon, in co. Derby, which was taken from 
Nicholas and delivered to William by the common assent of the present 
king's parliament. 

April 10. To the treasurer' and barons of the exchequer and to the chamber- 
Windsor, lains. Whereas the king lately appointed Thomas de Melchebum and 
William de Melchebum, of Lenn, td cause ai certain barge of 60 oars 
or more, as they should see fit, to be built at Lenn, and to cause timber, 
boards, iron, nails, and other things necessary for making the barge 
to be bought and purveyed for the king's money, and carpenters, smiths, 
and other workmen as many as should be necessary for that work, to 
be brought at the king's expense, as is fully contained in the king's 
letters patent; the king orders the treasurer, barons and chamberlains 
to account with Thomas and William in this matter, and to cause them 
to be paid or otherwise satisfied for what shall be found to be due to 
them. 



April 22. 
Windsor. 



April 24. 
Windsor. 



Membbane 19. 

To the collectors or keepers of the stampage of tin in co. Cornwall. 
Order to pay to William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, 500 marks 
from the issues of that stampage for Easter term last, as the king lately 
created him earl of Salisbmy, and granted to him, and the heirs male 
of his body, 1,000 marks to be received yearly, by the hands of the 
said collectors and keepers, to wit, 800 marks until the castle and 
manor of Troubrugg and other manors, which John de Warenna, earl 
of Surrey, and Joan his wife, hold for life, with reversion at their death 
to William, shall come into the hands of Wilham or his heirs male, 



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49 



1337. Membrane 19 — cont. 

and the remaining 200 marks *ntil the king shall have provided the 
earl with 200 marks of land or rent yearly in a fitting place within the 
realm. By K. in parliament, 

[F(£dera.'\ 

April 28. To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to pay to the same earl of Sahsbury 

Westminster. lOZ. for the term of Easter last, in accordance with the king's grant 

to him* on 16 March last of 20?., to be received yearly, by the hands 

of the sheriff of Wilts. By K. in full parliament. 

LJarch 17. To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to deliver tO' Edward, the king's 
Westminster, eldest son, duke of Cornwall, the stannary in that county, with the 
stampage of the same, and all the issues and profits thereof, as the 
king lately created him duke of Cornwall, and granted to him the 
said stannary with all its appurtenances, except 1,000 marks yearly, 
which the king granted to the earl of Salisbury until al certain time, 
to be received by him and the heirs male of his body, eldest sons of 
the kings of England and dukes of that place. 

[Fcedera.] By K. and the whole council in parliament. 

April 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and the chamberlains. 

Westniinster. Order to caxise William de Bohun to be paid 200Z. from the treasury 
for the term of Easter lastj or to give him an assignment in places where 
he may quickly be satisfied therefor, as the king lately gave to him 
the name and honour of earl of Northampton, and to maintain that 
honour granted to him 400Z. to be received yearly for himself and the 
heirs male of his body, by the hands of the collectors of customs in the 
port of London, until certain lands, which others hold for life, and 
whose reversion the king has granted to him, shall come into his hands, 
and the king has granted that if the earl or his heirs male shall be 
prevented from receiving the said 400?., because wool and other mer- 
chandise are not permitted to be sent or taken out of the realm, or for 
any other reason, then the earl and his said heirs shall receive at the 
exchequer, as much as is lacking to them upon the payment of the afore- 
said ferm, or shall have payment or a competent assignment elsewhere; 
and the sea passage is now closed, and wool, hides and other mer- 
chandise, from the customs of which the greater part of the ferm of 
the said city arises, are not permitted to cross out of the realm by 
reason of the king's prohibition, wherefore the earl is prevented from 
receiving the said 100/. for the term of Easter last. 

By ^. and the whole council in parliament. 



April 26. 

Westminfiter. 



To the same. Like order to pay 1001. for Easter term last to the 
same earl, of these 200/. which the king gx-anted to him to maintain 
that dignity, to be received by the hands of the sheriffs of London, 
until certain lands, whose reversion the king granted to him, shall come 
into his hands, and the sea passage is now closed, and the wool, hides, 
and other merchandise, from the custom of which the greater part of 
the ferm of that city arises, cannot be taken out of the realm by reason 
of the king's prohibition, wherefore the earl is prevented from receiving 
the 100/. due ior Easter term last. 

By K. and the whole council in parliament. 

April 24. To Gilbert Talbot, justice of South Wales. Order to permit William 
Westminster, de Kildesby, parson of Lampadern church, to have cognisance of all 
pleas, both trespasser and contracts, in his court there of the men and 
3; P 



50 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1387. 



May 1. 

Windsor. 



April 23. 
Windsor. 



Mehihrane 19 — cont. 

tenants of that church, except pleas of the crown, and to permit him 
to ca.use attachments of the crown to be made by his bailiffs and 
ministers, as lately at William's suit, showing the king that he and all 
his predecessors, parsons of that church, were wont to have cogn.sance 
of all such pleas, except pleas of the crown, and that the king's bailiffs 
and ministers in those parts compel the said men and tenants to appear 
before the justice and his other ministers in the king's court of ' comot- 
pameth,' to prosecute and answer these pleas and other things, the 
cognisance whereof ought to pertain to William, the king ordered the 
justice to take an inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found that 
William ought to have cognisance of all such pleas in his said court 
concerning his men and tenants of the said church, except the pleas of 
the crown, and attachments of the crown ought to be made by his 
bailiffs and ministers of his said court, without ^hindrance of any of 
the king's ministers, and that William and all his predecessors, parsons 
of that church, have held all the said rights from the time when Mail- 
goun Goyneth gave the said church, with all its rights and appurten- 
ances, to St. Patemus. 

To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle, or to him who 
supplies his place. Order to deliver eight bucks to the abbot of West- 
minster on the eve of St. Peter ad Vinculai next, from the said forest, 
at the king's cost, in accordance with the grant of Henry III. of eight 
bucks, to be taken yearly in Wyndesore forest, to be taken to West- 
minster on the said eve, so that those who thus carry the venison shall 
make two companies (facient duas. meneyas) before the high altar of 
St. Peter's, Westminster. 

To the abbot of Faversham. Order to have all the money collected 
by him of the first year of the biennial tenth, by whatever authority or 
order, at London before the Ascension next, to be dehvered to Dinus 
Forcetti, Bartholomew de Bard, Peter Byne, and their fellows, mer- 
chants of the society of the Bardi, notwithstanding any order of the 
king to pay the said money otherwise, and not to omit this upon pain 
of punishment; as the prelates and clergy of the province of Canter- 
bury granted to the king for the defence of the realm, in their con- 
gation in St. Paul's, London, at the time of the parliament, which the 
king caused to be summoned to Westminster on Monday after the 
Sunday in the middle of Lent, in the 10th year of the king's reign, a 
tenth of their goods and ecclesiastical benefices, and afterwards, in 
another congregation of the clergy at Leicester, on Monday after 
Michaehnas following, they granted another tenth of such benefices 
and goods; wishing and expressly granting that if the sexennial tenth 
imposed by Pope John XXII., in aid of the passage beyond the sea, 
should be revoked, and that a double exaction of the tenth should not 
take placet at the same time, then whatever is collected or remains to 
be exacted of that sexennial tenth for the said years and terms, should 
be assigned to the king in payment, and should be exacted in place of 
the tenth granted by the clergy until the king should be fully satis- 
fied for the biennial tenth granted to him separately, as aforesaid; 
and now the sexennial tenth is entirely revoked by Pope Benedict XII., 
and the money arising from the biennial tenth pertains to the kino' 
by reason of the said grants ; and the king lately assigned all the money 
of the first year of the biennial tenth to the said merchants in part 
payment of divers sums of money in which he was bound to them for 



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1337. Membrane 19 — cont. 

the expenses of the household, and for cloth and other things delivered 
at the wardrobe. The king does not intend the account which the 
abbot [owes] for the money received by him of the said biennial tenth 
for the time when he was collector thereof, to be put off beyond the day 
appointed by him elsewhere on the king's behalf. By K. and C. 

The like to the following, to wit : 

The prior of Rochester. 

The prior of St. Bartholomew's, Westsmythfeld, London. 

The prior of Norwich. 

The prior of Ely. 

The abbot of Battle. 

The prior of St. Swithun's, Winchester. 

The abbot of Waverley. 

Tlie abbot of Redyngges. 

The abbot of Shirbourn. 

The prior of Bath. 

The dean and chapter of Exeter. 

The prior of Worcester. 

The prior of Hereford. 

The abbot of Burton-on-Trent. 

The prior of Coventiy. 

The abbot of Osneye. 

The prior of Daventre. 

The prior of St. Katherine without Lincoln. 

Membbane 18. 

May 2. To the abbot of St. Mary's, York/. Order to cause 500Z. of the 

Westminster. 1,059Z. of the issues of the tenth granted to the king by the clergy 
of the province of York, in their congregation lately held in the church 
of St. Peter, York, in York diocese, of the first term of the payment 
of the same, collected by the abbot, tO' be brought to York without 
delay, to be deUvered to John Baronshel, Guy Donati, and John 
Junctjm, and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Peruzzi, 
or to their attorney, in part payment of 11,732Z. 13s. 4c/.,, which they 
delivered on loan to the king at his request for his most urgent affairs 
touching himself, the war of Scotland and the defence of the realm, 
as may fully appear by the memoranda of the king's receipt, notwith- 
standing the imposition of a sexennial tenth upon the clergy by the late 
pope, and his order to keep that money safe for the passage of the 
Holy Land, and notwithstanding any other order of the king to take 
the money so assigned, to the exchequer, knowing that if the ex- 
pedition of the king's affairs, which is very near to his heart, is impeded 
or in any way retarded for lack of pa^yment of that money, the king 
will punish the abbot as disobedient to his orders and an obstructor 
of his affairs; as the king lately ordered William, archbishop of York, 
to pay the said 1,059Z. to the said merchants in part pajmient of the 
greater sum of 11,732?. 13.?. Ad., notwithstanding the late pope's im- 
position and order ; and the money collected from the said tenth was 
not in the possession of the archbishop but of the abbot, and the king 
wishes speedy payment to be made to the merchants. The king docs 
not wish the account of the abbot for the money received by him 
of the said tenth for the time when he was collector thereof, to be 
deferred beyond the day appointed for the abbot on the king's behalf. 



62 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



i-'Joi. Membrane 18 — cont. 

May 7. To Robert de Emeldon, the king's clerk. Order to deliver all the 

Coyentry. victuals which are in his custody, and which the king lately ordered 
to be bought and purveyed in co. Southampton and elsewhere, for his 
use, to Stephen le Blount, the king's clerk, whom the king has ap- 
pointed receiver of his victuals in the said parts, by indenture between 
them. The king has also ordered Stephen to receive the said victuals 
from Robert, and to cause them to be kept safely until further orders. 

By K. 
Mandate in pursuance to Stephen. By K. 

May 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king 
Dunstable. lately ordered the sheriffs of London, by writ, under the great seal, to 
cause 200 quarters of sea coal, 100 quarters of charcoal, 15 loads of 
lead, 10 'miliaria' of iron, 200 sheaves of stakes, and 1,000 lances, which 
the king ordered to be bought and purveyed by the sheriffs of London 
and delivered to Nicholas de la Beche, constable) of the tower of Lon- 
don, or to him who supplies his place, if they were not then bought 
and purveyed, and to cause them to be carried to the said Tower, and 
delivered by indenture to Thomas de Stapilford, clerk ,of the king's 
works there, for the munition of the Tower; and William de Brikeles- 
worth and John de Northalle, sheriffs of London, by virtue of that 
order, delivered to Thomas 100 quarters of sea coal of the price of 
6Z. 13s. Ad. ; 10 ' miliaria ' of iron of the price of 251. ; 30 sheaves of 
'stiakes of the price of 20s..,, and 10 loads of lead of th© price ,of 
321. 3s. 4:d., bought and purveyed by them, and incurred divers costs 
in purveying the premises and carrying them to divers places, which 
amount to the sum of 23s. 7d., as appears by part of an indenture under 
Thomas's seal, which the sheriffs have in their possession ; the king 
therefore orders the treasurer and barons to view the said order and 
indenture, and if they find this to be so, then to cause the sheriffs to 
have due allowance in the ferm of that city for the costs reasonably 
incurred by them therein, receiving from them the king's writ and 
indenture aforesaid. 

April 23. To William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, Ralph Sauvage, Thomas 
Westminster, de Aldon, John de Hampton, and William de Reycolvre, justices of oyer 
and terminer in co, Kent. Whereas Richard de Ivyngho, chaplain, 
master of the hospital of St. Thomas the Martjrr, Estbrigg, Canterbury, 
is indicted before them at the king's suit of having taken and carried 
off by force and arms, a horse of Thomas Nicolas, of the price of 100s., 
found at Westgate, and for that cause taken and imprisoned in Canter- 
bury castle, the king orders the justices ^to release Richard from prison, 
having received a fine from him, if the ^said trespass does not touch 
a felony, and Richard is indicted before them at the king's suit, and 
not of another, and if Richard is willing to make such a fine with the 
king for what pertains to him in this respect. 

To John de Shardelowe and Hugh de Croft, justices appointed to take 
assizes in co. Bedford. Order tO' proceed with all possible speed to 
take an assize between John de Bodenho, chaplain, and John de Derby 
and others, concerning a chapel built on the bridge of the town of 
Bedeford, and to cause full and speedy justice to be done to the parties, 
notwithstanding the allegation of William de Abberbury, to whom the 
king has given the said chapel by his letters patent, as lately at the 
suit of John de Bodenho^ by his petition before the king and his 



11 EDWARD III.— Part I. 53 



1337. Membrane 18 — cont. 

council in paa-liameiifc, showing tha.b the mayor and bailiffs of Bede- 
ford had granted the custody of that chapel to ,him to hold for life, 
and that he was in peaceful seisin thereof until John de Derby and 
others amoved him from that custody, upon pretext of al collation of 
the king, of that chapel to John de Derby, and John de Bodenho 
arramed an assize of novel disseisin against John de Derby and others 
contained in the original writ, before John de Shardelowe, John de 
Cantebrigge and John Claver, late justices appointed to jbake assizes 
in that county, and had long prosecuted it, and the said justices had 
delayed tO' proceed tO' take thait assize, because John de Derby alleged 
that he held the said chapel by the king's collation, which he exhibited 
before the said justices, and that he ought not to answer the said John 
de Bodenho without the king, wherefore the king ordered the justices 
to proceed with that assize with all possible speed, and to do full and 
speedy justice to the parties, notwithstanding the said allegation ajid 
collation; and now John de Bodenho has shown the king by his peti- 
tion before him and his council in the present parliament, that although 
he often required the justices to proceed to take that assize, which re- 
mains before them, by virtue of the king's commission, tO' take all 
assizes, juries and certificates arramed before the king's justices in that 
county, according to- the tenor of the king's order, yet the justices haive 
hitherto delayed to take that assize, because William de Abberbury 
has exhibited the king's letters patent before them, whereupon John 
de Bodenho has besought the king to provide a remedy. By pet. of C. 

April 8. '^^ ^^^ sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause all the goods and merchandise ■ 
Westminster, of the men and merchants of the parts of France and Normandy and 
elsewhere of the lordship of the king of France, which he shall find 
in that bailiwick, to be arrested up to the sum of 73^., in part satisfac- 
tion of 823^. for the ship and goods of Robert atte Grene, Nicholas le 
Coifster and John de Weston, merchants of the realm, by John de 
Sancta Agatha and several other malefactors of the Duchy of Nor- 
mandy, France, and Scotland, and to keep the said goods and mer- 
chandise safely until the merchants have been satisfied for the said 
823Z., with reasonable damages for the plunder, or until further orders, 
excepting the goods and merchandise of merchants of the lands of the 
king of France, who make continual stay in the realm and traffic there, 
and to inform the king of the goods which he arrests, their value and 
their owners, as the king ordered the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk 
to cause all such goods and merchandise in his bailiwick tO' be arrested 
to the sum of 223/., in part satisfaction of the sa^id 823/., excepting 
the goods of the said merchants [as. in this Calendar, 10 Edward III. 
page 620] ; and now the merchants have restored the king's wTit to 
chancery under wax, and have besought him to order such goods and 
merchandise which shall be found within cos. Somerset and Dorset, to 
be arrested up to the sum of 223/., in part satisfaction of the said 
823/., and to be safely kept as" aforesaid. The king has ordered the 
sheriffs of London, Somerset and Dorset, and Southampton to arrest 
and keep safely such goods and merchandise found in their bailiwickf 
up to the sum of 150/. By K. and C 

Membbane 17. 

April 15. To Ralph de Middclneye, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Devon 

Woolmer. and Cornwall. Order npt to intermeddle further with the manors 

of Pidelton, Litelpudele, Bernardesle, and Flete, co. Dorset, removing 



54 



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1337. Membrane 17 — cont. 

the king's hands therefrom, and restoring the issues thereof, if the said 
manors were taken into the king's hands by reason of the voidanco of 
the priory of Christchurch Tw^'nham, as the king gi-anted to Wilham 
de Monto Acuto, now earl of SaHsbury, and Katheriue his wife the castle 
and manor of Christchurch Twynham, with the borough and hundred 
of Christchurch, co. Southampton, to hold for themselves and the heirs 
of their bodies, with all the appurtenances thereof, of the king and 
his heirs by the services by which they were held before they came into 
the king's hands, with reversion, in default of such issue, to the king 
and his heirs; and now the king has learned that the escheator, pre- 
tending that the custody of the said priory, which is of the appurten- 
ances of the said castle and manor, and that of the temporahtios of 
the prioiy ought to pertain to the king by reason of the present void- 
ance by the death of Edmund, the last prior, has entered the sa&d 
manors, receiving the issues and profits thereof, as if the custody ought 
to pertain to the king during a voidance, not permitting the sub-prior 
and convent to intermeddle therewith in any way, wherefore the king 
has been besought to provide a remedy. 

April 12. To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause a verdei-er for the 
Windsor, forest of Shirwode, to be elected in place of Alexander de Gonaldiston, 
who is insufficiently qualified. 

April 6. To the mayor and baihffs of Dover. Order to cause John de Frank- 
The Tower, burgh, Masterl Claiius Stuyt, Tiluxannus le Mulenaxe and John de 
Melre, who lately came to the king in England, and who are about to 
return home, and John de Thrandeston the king's yeoman, who is 
going with the said envoys to parts beyond the sea by the king's order, 
to have a fitting and speedy passage in that port at the king's expense, 
by indenture between the mayor and bailiffs and John de Thrandeston. 

By K. 

April 3. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamber- 
The Tower. Jains. Order to cause Agnes, late the wife of Ivo Vala, executrix of 
Ivo's will, to have full payment or a competent assignment for 4/. Sv., 
in which the king was bound to Ivo, as fully appears by two bills, one 
under the seal of Thomas de Garton, and the other under the seal of 
Robert de Tanton, late keepers of the wardrobe, which Agnes has in 
her possession, as she says, as Agnes has besought the long, by her 
petition before him and his council in parliament, to order such pay- 
ment to be made to' her. By pet. of C. 

April 10. To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay 
Windfeor. to John Brocas, the king's yeoman, to whom on 6 Noyember, in the 
8th year of his reign, the king granted the bailiwick of chief forester 
of Wyndesore, for his good service, to hold for life, receiving the 
accustomed wages and fees, the arrears of such wages from the said 
6 November, and to pay such wages henceforth as long as he is con- 
stable as has hitherto been done. 

April 2. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamber- 
Westmiiister. lains. "\A^ereas the king appointed William de Roos and James de 
Kyngeston to survey that certain ships in the seaports from Boston 
towards the north, should be supplied wath mariners and other men, 
well and sufficiently armed, to wit, with double equipment, victuals 
and other necessaries sufficient for war, for thirteen weeks, and to do 



il EDWAED III.— Part I. tt 



J 337. Membrane 17 — cont. 

certaiu other things coutaiiied in the king's letters patent, and James 
received lOO*'. upon his wages from John d© Wodehous, keeper of the 
kind's hanaper, and has besought the king, that as he was in the said 
office from 24 January last until 8 March following, the king will order 
account to be made with him, and payment to be made for what is 
found to bo due to him ; llie king therefore orders the treasurer, barons 
and chamberlains to account with James, and to cause 4s for every 
day that he spent in the said sei^vice to be allowed to him in the said 
100s., and to cause what is found to be owing to him to be paid. 

By C. 

April 1. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
Westminster, meddle further with the lands which belonged to Robert do Roche- 
ford, restoring the issues thereof, because the king has leaa-ned by 
inquisition taken by the escheaitor, that Robert at his death held no 
lands in his demesne, as of fee in chief in that bailiwick, but that he 
held jointly with Isolda*, daughter of William, son of Warin, now sur- 
viving, the manors of Rochesford and Berden, and 1,100 acres of marsh 
in Rochesford, with the advowson of ^Rochesford church, of the gift 
and grant of Thomas de Abyton, parson of Sutton church, and of 
Stephen de Rochesford, chaplain, by a fine levied in the king's court 
for the life of Robert and Isoldai, with remainder to Thomas son of 
Robert and the male heirs of his body, and that the said tenements 
are held of the king as of the honour of Ralegh, now in the hand of 
Queen Philippa, by the service of three knights' fees and 6d. to hidage 
yearly, and suit of court of the barony of Raylegh every month, and 
suit of the hundred of Rochesford every three weeks, for every service, 
and that Robert held lands, of other lords by divers services. 

April 1. To the prior and convent of Worcester. Order to have 360^. of the 
Westminster, money collected by the abbot and convent of Gloucester, of the tenth 
granted to the king by the clergy of the realm in the late congregar 
tion of the clergy of the province of Canterbury at Leicester, in the 
diocese of Worcester, which are in the prior's possession, and of the 
money received by the prior, at York om Palm Sunday next, without 
any further delay, to be delivered tO' Richard de la Pole, the king's 
butler, or to liis attorney, for the expedition of the king's affairs, not- 
withstanding the imposition of a sexennial tenth on the clergy of the 
realm by the late pope, and his order to keep it for the passage to the 
Holy Land, knowing that if the king's affairs are delayed for lack of 
such payment, the king will punish him as disobedient and an obstructor 
of his affairs, as the king ordered S. bishop of Worcester to have 360t. 
of that tenth at York on the feast of St. Gregory the Pope, last 
to be delivered to Richard, notwithstanding the imposition and order 
of the late pope [as at page 17 above], and because the money 
collected from the said tenth is in the possession of the prior a.nd 
of the abbot and convent of Gloucester, and not of the bishop, the 
king ordered the prior to have 180^., and the abbot and convent 
to deliver 180Z. of the said siim from the money of the tenth, 
at York, on Wednesday after Sunday in the middle of Lent, to be de- 
livered to Richard or his attorney; and now the king has learned that 
the money collected by the abbot of Gloucester, who is deceased, and 
the convent, of the said tenth, is in the possession of the prior and 
convent in their church, and in deposit under their custody. By K. 



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i-'>^>- Membrane 17 — cont. 

April 11. To William Tnxssel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 

Windsor. Hawisia), late the vsrife of William de la Plaunk, tenant in chief, a 

fourth part of a knight's fee in Haveresham, which Richard de 

Belauney holds, extended at 4Z. yearly, which the king has assigned to 

her, to hold as her dower. 

April 28. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamber- 
Windsor, lains. Order to cause 1,758^. 4s. tO' be paid without delay to John 
Baronshel and John Junteyn and their fellows, merchants of the society 
of the Peruzzi, or a competent assignment to be made to them, so that 
they may not incur harm for lack of such paiyment, as the merchants, 
at the king's request, delivered 258/. 6s. 8d. to John de Oxenford, for 
a like sum delivered by him to divers persons at the king's request; 
and 666Z. 13s. Ad. to Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, upon 
his wages, and those of the men at arms staying in his company in 
Scotland in the king's service; and 40/. to Thomas, bishop of Here- 
ford, in aid of his expenses upon his stay at London for the king's 
council; and 500/. to Henry de Bello Monte, earl of Boughan, for his 
wages in the war of Scotland ; apd 128Z. 7s. 8d. tO' Giles de Badeles- 
mere, upon such wages in the said war of Scotland, and replacing his 
horses lost therein ; and 158/. 3s. to John Arundel, of Sandwich, for 
divers victuals taken from divers men upon the sea coast in co. Kent 
by Geoffrey de Say, admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames 
towards the west, about to set out in the king's service upon the seal, 
for the munition of these ships ; and 6/. 13s. Ad. of the king's gift to 
John Gay, envoy of the king of Spa.in, as may fully appear by writs 
directed to those merchants, under the privy and great seals, which 
writs they have in their possession. By K. 

April 20. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to John de 
Windsor. Brogliton the arrears of 10 marks yearly at the exchequer, which the 
late king on 1 April, in the 2nd year of his reign, granted to him for 
life for his good services, from the said 1 April, and to pay those 10 
mark^ yearly henceforth during John's life, according to the temor of 
the king's letters patent, as the present king has confirmed the late 
king's grant, and granted that in the payment of these 10 marks John 
should be preferred to others, who received fees there, notwithstand- 
ing any ordinance or statute to the contrary. By p.s. [9950.1 

April 8. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
Wiua.sor. meddle further with ai messuage and a carucate of land of Hugh 
Ch^umpeneys, in Wykham, restoring the issues thereof to Hugh, as 
the escheator returned that he had taken the messuage and carucate 
into the king's hands, because he had found by inquisition of office 
that John Malemeyns, who held the messuage and land in chief, as of 
the honour of Dover, alienated them to Hugh without licence there- 
upon, and afterwards the king, learning from Hugh that the messuage 
and land are not held of him but of John de Erde, by the service of 
the fourth part of a knight's fee, ordered the escheator to take an in- 
quisition on the matter, by which it is found that the messuage and 
land are not held of the king but of John, by the service of a fourth 
part of a knight's fee. 



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1337. Membbane 16. 

April 1. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to deliver to Hugh de Audele, 

Westminster, earl of Gloucester, 10^. for Easter term next, as the king lately created 

him earl of Gloucester, and granted to him 201.. toi be received yearly by 

the hands of thei sheriff. By K. and C. in parliament. 

March 26. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay 50Z. for Easter 

Westminster, term next to Hugh Daudele, earl of Gloucester, and Margaret his wife, 

in accordance with the king's grant to them of 1001. to be received 

yearly for themselves and the heirs male of his body, until the king 

has provided the earl and Llargaret with 1001. yearly of land and rent. 

By K. and C. in parliament. 

April 11. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
Windsor. Hawisia, late the wife of William de la Plank, tenant in chief, the 
advowson of the church of Bereford St. Maftin, co. Wilts, extended 
at 201. yearly, which the king has assigned to her to hold in dower. 

April 25. To John Moryn, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 
Windsor, meddle further with the manor of MilUon, co. Cumberland, amoving 
the king's hands therefrom, restoring the issues thereof, beca,use the 
king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Alice, late 
the wife of Richard de Hudleston, held no lands at her death in her 
demesne as of fee in chief, but that she held the said manor for life, 
and that the manor is held of the manor of Egremound — which was of 
the inheritance of John de Multon, of Egremound, tenant in chief, and 
which was lately in the king's hands, and in the custody of Queen 
Philippa by thei, king's commission, together with other lands, knights' 
fees, and advowsons, which belonged t-o John, beca.use Alice, late John's 
wife^ is pregnant — by the service of a knight's fee, and rendering 
13s. id. yearly, at the Nativity of the Virgin, and that John son of 
Richard de Hudleston is his next heir of the said manor of Million, 
and of full age; and on 24 Mai-ch last the king ordered the lands 
which belonged to John, and which are in his hands, to be delivered to 
Joan, late the wife of Robert son of Walter, Walter de Bermingeham, 
and Elizabeth his wife, and to Thomas de Lucy and Margaret his wife 
[as at page 26 above]. '. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Alice, countess 
of Meneteth, staying in the king's faith in England, the arrears of 
26s. 8d. which the king granted to her on 20 May, in the 9th year of 
his reign, to be received weekly, beyond 20 marks, which the king 
caused to be delivered to her in part aid of her maintenance by the 
hands of the merchants of the society of the Bardi of Florence. 

April 24. To Dinus Forcetti and Peter Byne and their fellows, merchants of the 

Windsor, society of the Bardi of Florencei Request to pay to Alice, countess 

of Meneteth, 20 marks, in part aid of her maintenance, in the king's 

name. By K. and C. 

April 24. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order tO' pay to Roger de Bello 
Westminster. Campo, the king's yeoman, and Sibyl his wife, 50 marks for Easter 
term last, in accordance with the king's grant to them, for Roger's 
good service, of 100 marks to be received yearly at the exchequer, until 
the king should provide them with 100 marks of land in a suitable 
place within the realm, to bo held by them and the heirs of Roger's 
body, of the king and his heirs. 



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1337. 



Membrane 16 — cont. 



April 18. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause the 
Windsor, lauds and rents which were graaited by the king to Alau de Beverlay, 
to the prejudice of Richard son of Tliomas Danvers, and William son 
of Thomas Danvers, together with the issues thereof received by Alan 
from the time of the king's grant, to be resumed into the king's hands 
and delivered to Master John de Hildesle, to be held as he held them 
before the said grant, so that he may answer to Richard and WilUam 
for lOZ. yearly therefrom, and they may be delivered to them accord- 
ing to the tenor of the king's order directed to them at another time, 
as on its being found by inquisitions that Roger de Mortuo Mari of 
Wyggemore granted to Richard on Saturday after the Purification, 
in the 14th year of the late king's reign, 100^. rent, to be received yearly 
by the hands of Roger's bailiff of Stratfeld Mortimer, for the time 
being, from Roger's land, rent and other possessions at Neubiry, co. 
Berks, to be held for Richard's life, or until Richard should be pro- 
vided by Roger with an ecclesiastical benefice or prebend of the value 
of 201. yearly at least, by reason of the gift of the manor of Woghfeld 
in that county, which Thomas Danvers, Richard's father, made by his 
deed to Roger and his heirs ; and that Roger, by another deed, obliged 
himself on the same day to be bound to William in a rent of 100s., to 
be received yearly for life from Roger and his heirs from the same 
lands by the hands of the said bailiff, until William shovild be provi- 
ded by Roger with a marriage or other promotion of the value of 2QI. 
yearly ait least, by reason of the aforesaid gift; and that Roger was 
able to charge the said tenements in Neubiry on the day the deeds 
were drawn up with the said rent, and that. Richard and William re- 
ceived the rents until the manors and other lands of Roger were taken 
into the late king's hands through Roger's forfeiture, to wit, on 24 
March, in the 15th year of the reign, and that Richard was not pro- 
moted to a benefice nor William to a marriage, the late king ordered 
the then keeper of these lands to deliver to Richard and Wilham the 
arrears of the said 10/. from the time when he had that custody and 
to pay that rent henceforth from the issues of the said manor [as 
in this Calendar, 18 Edward II, loage 264], and afterwards, on its 
being found by other inquisitions that Roger on the same day, gi-anted 
100s. rent to Richard to be received yearly, and by another deed he 
obliged himself to William in the said lOOs. to be received yearly for 
William's life from the said lands in Neubiry, by the hands of the 
said bailiff, or until William should be promoted by Roger as afore- 
said, by reason of the said donation, the king ordered John, who then 
held the said lands in Neubiry by the king's commission for rendering 
a certain ferm yearly to the Idng to deliver the said yearly rent to 
Richard and William, until they should be promoted ; and now the 
king has learned from Richard and William, that all the lands and 
profits which Roger had in Neubiry are demised at ferm to Master 
John for rendering lOZ. yearly, and that they are prevented by Alan 
by reason of a grant which the king lately made to him of certain 
lands and rentsi in Neubiry, which are parcel of the lands charged to 
Richard and William in the said 10/. yearly, and which are extended 
at 75.?., from receiving the said 75-s. yearly from the time of the grant 
to Alan, wherefore they have besought the king by their petition be- 
foi'e him and his council in the last parliament at Westminster, to 
provide them with a suitable remedy. By p.s. and by pet. of C 

April 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamber- 
Wiadeor. lains. Whereas the king lately caused 90 quarters of wheat, 1,481^ 



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1337. Membrane 16 — cont. 

quarters of oats, 277 quarters of beans and peas, 583^ quarters of malt, 
and 65 tuns of wheat flour to be bought by the chancellor and treasui-er 
before others of the council, of William de Melchebourn, of Lcnn, 2)er 
medium Ranel to wit, each quarter of wheat for 7s. ^d., each quarter 
of oats for 4s., each quarter of beans and jieas for 56'., and each quarter 
of malt for 7s. Qd., so that William should cause the said wheat, &c., 
to be taken to the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, at his own expense, 
to be delivered to the receiver of the king's victuals there for the king's 
use, but at the king's risk ; and the king ordered William to cause the 
said wheat, &c., to be taken to Berwick at his own expense and de- 
livered by indenture to Robert d© Tonge, keeper of the king's victuals 
there for the king's use, aaid by virtue of that order William caused 
90 quarters of wheat, &c., to be taken to Berwick and delivered to 
Robert, as he says ; the king therefore orders the treasurer, barons and 
chamberlains to view the said indenture, and if they find that he took 
the said wheat, &c., to Berwick at his own expense, and delivered it 
to Robert, then to cause William to be paid what they shall find tO' bo 
in aiTcars to him for the price of the said corn beyond any sum which 
he may haive received for the corn and expenses, or to cause him tO' be 
satisfied therefor at another time. By C 



i Membbane 15. 

May 3. To the prior and convent of Ely. Order to pay to John Baronshel 
The Tower, and Jolm Junctyn and their fellows, merchants of the society of the 
Pei-uzzi, 500^. without delay, of that sum of 1,000 marks to be received 
of that fixed payment which the prior and convent are bound to pay 
to the king for the present voidanco of the bishopric of Ely, and to 
have the custody of the temporalities of the bishopric and the profits 
thereof, as the king lately assigned to those merchants 1,000 marks, 
which the prior and convent of St. Albans were bound to pay to him 
for the last voidance of that abbey, and to have the issues and emolu- 
ments of the temporalities of the abbey for that time, to be received 
by the hands of the prior and convent in part payment of certain sums 
of money, which the king owed to the merchants ; and the king caused 
tallies and those sums to be levied and delivered to the merchants, in 
discharge of the prior and convent, and subsequently, the king, not 
remembering the said assignment, granted to the prior and convent an 
attermination for the said 1,000 marks, to be paid, to wit at 100 marks 
yearly; and the king having compassion on the state of that abbey, 
which is much diminished by reason of the voidance and other causes, 
and wishing the attermination to remain in force, and the merchants 
to be satisfied for the said 1,000 marks, has assigned to the merchants 
the said 500^. The king has ordered the treasurer and chamberlains 
to pay the remaining 166^. 13s. Ad. to the merchants without delay, 
or to cause them to have a competent assignment therefor. 

By K. and C. 

May 8. To James le Boteler, carl of OiTnound, lord of the town of Aillesbury, 
York. or to liis bailiffs there. Order to deliver to Robert do Fienlcs 301. 
for Easter term last, of the ferm of that town, in accordance with the 
king's grant to him, on 26 Januaiy, in the 4th year of his reign, of 60/. 
yearly by the hands of Emma, lato the wife of Robert do Monte Alto, 
or of other lords of that town for the time being. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



loo7. Membrane 15 — cont. 

To the treasvirer and barons of tha exchequer. Order to cause due 
allowance to be made to the said earl for 30^. which he has paid to 
Robert, by virtue of the preceding order, if it is so. 

May 8. To the sheriff of Buckingham. Order to pay to Robert de Fienles, 
York. 55 marks for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to 
him on 26 January in the 4th year of his reign, of 110 marks yearly 
for life. 



May 12. 
York. 



Aug. 18. 

Westminster. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to the 
said sheriff in his account 55 marks, which he has paid to Robert, by 
virtue of the preceding order, if it is so. 

Vacated because tliey were surrendered ; and pecause tke lands., 
goods, and chattels of Robert de Fienles, as those of other aliens 
of the power of the king of France, are taken into the hinges hands, 
on 6 August following, the king ordered the lord of Aylesbury by writ, 
or his bailiffs there, to cause these 30Z., and ilie sheriff' of Buckingham 
to cause these 55 marks to come to London to he delivered to the treasurer, 
or to him who supplies his place there. 

To the prior of St. Faith, Horsham. Notification that it does not 
behove him to have lOOs. — which he freely granted to the king on the 
feast of St. Laiurence last, for having the custody of the priory and the 
lands belonging thereto — at London on the feast of St. Laurence, by 
reason of the king's order, because the king wishes the prior to be dis- 
charged of the said lOOs. for this turn, although the king lately ordered 
the prior to have 50^. of these 100^., which he is boxmd to pay to the 
king yearly for the said custody, together with the said 100s.. at London 
on the said feast, to be delivered to William de la Zouche, dean of St. 
Peter's church, York, the treasurer, or to John Chamels, then supply- 
ing his place there, for the king's use. By K. and C. 

March 26. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Robert de 
Westminster. Ufford, earl of Suffolk, 126/. 13s. Ad. for Easter term next, as the king 
lately granted to him. the name and dignity of earl of Suffolk, 
and granted to him, among other things, to maintain that dignity, 
253/. 6s. 8d., to be received yearly at the exchequer, for the earl and 
the heirs male of his body, to wit, 133/. 6s.. 8d., until the manor of 
Benhale, which Eleanor, late the wife of Guy Ferre, holds for life, the 
reversion whereof the king granted to the earl and the said heirs male 
of his body, and the remaining 120Z. until pro^nsion should be made 
for him and his said heirs of 120/. of land or rent yearly. 

By K. and the whole council in parliament. 

And afterwards, on 25 July following, the king gave to the earl the 
manor of Dedham, co. Essex, .of the value of 20 marks yearly, in part 
satisfaction of 120/., which the king granted to the earl to he received 
from, the exchequer as aforesaid. 

To Bartholomew de Burghersh and William de Cusaunce. Order to 
deliver to Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, the .castle, town, manor 
and honour of Eye, the manor of Thomdon, the town and manor 
of Hanle, and the hundreds of Hertesmere and Stowe, co. Suffolk, 
which axe in their custody by the king's commission, to hold according 
to the king's grant by the sei-vice of a knight's fee. 

By K. and the whole council in parliament. 

To William Trussel, echeator this side Trent. Order to dehver to 
the said earl the fees and advowsons pertaining to the eastle, manor 



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1337. Membrane 15 — cont. 

and honour of Eye, and the manors of Thomdon and Hanle, which the 
escheator took into the king's hands by reason of the death of John 
earl of Cornwall, the king's brother, who held them for himself and the 
heirs of his body, and who died without such an heir. 

By K. and the whole council in parliament. 

To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to pay to the said earl lOZ. for Easter 
next, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 20/. yearly by the 
hands of the sheriff. By K. and the whole council in parliament. 

To the treasurer amd barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
and acquit the said earl of 60?. for the manor of Causton, co. Norfolk, 
from 18 March last, provided that answer shall be made tO' the king 
for the arrears of the said 60/. before that date, as on 27 February in 
the 8th year of his reign, the king committed to Robert de Ufford the 
custody of that manor, to hold for ten years from Michaehnas then 
following, rendering 60/. thereof to the king yearly; and afterwards 
the king granted to Robert the name and honour of earl of Suffolk, 
and on the 18 March last the king granted that manor to him and the 
heirs male of his body, to hold by the service of a knight's fee. 

By K. and the whole council in parliament. 

March 30. To William Trussel, escheaitor this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
Westminster, meddle further with a rent of 8Z. in Moreby, Wylkesby and Conyngesby, 
restoring' the issues thereof to Richard de Forthyngton, parson of 
Wodhalle church, and Roger de Stykeford, chaplain, as the escheator 
returned that he had not taken that rent into the king's hands, but 
that Gilbert de Ledred, late escheaitor in .cos. Lincoln, Northampton, 
and Rutland, had delivered it to him by indenture, asserting that the 
rent was in the king's hands by reason of a trespass which Richard 
and Roger made in acquiring certain tenements in Moreby, Wylkesby, 
Conyngesby, and other towns in the soc of Homcastre, whence that rent 
issues, of Alexander de Cobeldyk, who held them in chief, without ob- 
taining the king's hcence; and the king afterwards learning from 
Richard and Roger that the rent is held of the bishop of Carlisle by 
certain services, and not of the king, ordered the escheator tO' take 
an inquisition on the matter, by which it is found that the said rent 
is held of the bishop as of his manor of Horncastre, by knight's service, 
and not of the king. 



Membbane 14. 

April 6. To John Baronshel, Guy Donati, John Junctyn and their fellows, 
Wiiidfior. merchants of the society of the Peruzzi. Request to pay the men 
from whom Geoffrey de Say, late admiral of the fleet of the Cinque 
Ports, and of the other ports from the mouth of the Thames towards 
the west, bought and took divers victuals for the maintenance of him- 
sePif and of the other men about to set out in the king's service, or to 
John Arundel, the attorney of these men, the money due to them for 
those victuals, for which no satisfaction has yet been made to them, as 
Geoffrey has acknowledged in person in chancery, as the king ordered 
the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and the chamberlains to cause 
each of the said men to be paid the sum due to him ior the victuals 
bought from him, or John Arundel, of Sandwich, who prosecutes for 
payment of that money for the said men for their use, or to cai^se a 



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1337. 



April 16. 

Windsor. 



May 10. 
York. 



May 30. 
StamforiL 



Membrane 14 — -cont. 

competent assig^nment or satisfaction to be made to them \as at page 
7 ahove^ and the said men and John Arundel have not a.t present 
been able to have payment of the said sums at the exchequer, as has 
been shown to the king, and the king does not wish paiyment to be 
put off any longer. By K. and C. 

To John de WodehouSj keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
pay IOO5. to Michael de Wath, the king's clerk, keeper of the chancery 
rolls, which the king has granted tO' him for his expenses and those of 
divers clerks, writing divers extracts of donations and grants made by 
the king, in the company of Michael by the king's order, and of certain 
men and their horses sent by the king's order from the city of London 
to the city of York, to take divers rolls of chancery, which were there, 
to the city of London. 

To Master John de Hildesle, Order to deliver to Richard son of 
Thomas Danvers, and to William son of Thomas Danvers, what he 
shall find toi be in arrears to them, of lOZ. yearly rent from the lands 
which are in his custody by the king's commission, for rendering a 
certain ferm yearly at the exchequer, and from those which shall chance 
to come into his hands, and to pay those 10/. yearly from the lands 
and rents in Neubiry, which belonged to Roger de Mortuo Mari, of 
Wigemore, which were charged with the: said rent, after satisfaction of 
the said arrears, as the king ordered William Trussel, escheator beyond 
Trent, to cause the lands granted by the king to Alan de Beverlay, to 
the nrejudice of Richard and William, together with the issues received 
by Alan from the time of the said grant, to be resumed into the king's 
hands and delivered tO' John, to hold as he held them before that grant, 
so that he should be able to answer to Richard and William for the said 
lOZ. \_as at page 58 above\ ; and now the king has learned from 
Richard and William that although the said land and rent granted to 
Alan have been resumed into the king's hands, and delivered to John 
by the escheator, by virtue of the king's order, yet because ho has 
found no issues in those lands and rents, and has not delivered to John 
any of them, John is not able to' pay the arrears of the said 10/. yearly 
to Richard and William, whereupon they have besought the king to 
cause the said arrears to be paid to them. By C. 

To William ^Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause the 
manors of Holkham and Styvekeye, co. Norfolk, to be resumed into the 
king's hands, together with the issues thereof received from 10 April 
last, and to be delivered to Walter de Mauny, to' hold according to the 
power of the grant and demise made to him, saving to Katherine, late 
the wife of David de Strabolgy, earl of Athol, tenant in chief, her 
reasonable dower from those manors; although on 10 April last the 
king assigned the said manors, extended at 21/. 2s. Aid. yearly, of the 
manors of Possewyk, Westlexham, Styvekeye, and Holkham, co. Nor- 
folk, which belonged tO' the earl, to Katherine to hold in dower, so 
that she should pay to the king vearly during the minority of the earl's 
heir, and to the heir when he shall be of full age, 5s. 6<i., being the 
excess of the whole of her dower assigned to her from all the lands 
which belonged to the earl, yet because the earl, long before his death, 
granted and demised the manor of Holkham to Gilbert Burgeys, of 
Tychewell, Henry Burgeys, of Tychewell, and William de Waterdene, 
for life, and the manor of Styvekeye tO' William de Calthorp, knight, and 
William, parson of St. John's church, Styvekeye, to hold for life, render- 



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1337. Membrane 14 — cont. 

ing 1^. yearly to the earl for each of the said manors beyond the money 
paid to the earl by their hands for these manors, from Michaelmas, in 
the 6th year of the king's reign, for 5 years following, and after the lapse 
of these terms, a certain greater sum. of money; and the king, on 6 
March, in the 9th year of his reign, at the suit of Gilbert, Henry, 
William, William and William, ordered the sherifif of Norfolk to amove 
the king's hand from the manors of Holkham and Styvekeye, and not 
to intermeddle further therewith, which manors were then taken into 
the king's hand because the earl was said to have joined the Scots, 
enemies and rebels, against the king, it being found by inquisition that 
the said grants and demises were made in the said form, and that they 
were seised of these manors by reason of the said grants and demises 
until the time that they were taken into the king's hands, and Gilbert, 
Henry, and William de Waterdene granted and demised the manor of 
Holkham, and WilUam de Calthorp and William, parson of St. John's 
chiirch, granted and demised the manor of Styvekeye, after the king 
had caused his hand to be amoved, to Walter de Maunv, for certain 
gi-eat Slims of money which he paid to them, and Walter for that 
reason was peacefully seised of them, until he was amoved therefrom 
under colour of the said assignment of dower as ,has been fully ex- 
plained before the king and his council ; and the king does not wish 
injustice to bo done to Walter, who has complained to him of the 
injury done to him, because he is ejected from the said manors under 
colour of the assignment of dower and the king's order, but ho wishes 
the said grants and demises made to Walter of these manors, to remain 
in force as far as can lawfully bo done. By K. 



Membbane 13. 

April 30. To Dinus Forsetti and Peter Byne, and their fellows, merchants of 
Windsor, ^^q society of the Bairdi. Request tO' cause good ^and competent 
armour for 100 men to be bought and purveyed without delay in places 
where it is most convenient for the king, as has been fully enjoined 
upon them by the king, to bo delivered to the king or to John de 
Molyns or to others whom the king shall have deputed for this. By K. 

April 18. To the same. Request to cause 2,000^. to be delivered to Henry, 

Winds.)r. bishop of Lincoln, and to William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, 

and William de Clynton earl of Huntingdon, whom the king is sending 

to parts beyond the sea. By K. 

April 24. To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer, Dublin. Order 
Westrninstor. to view the king's letters to Thomas Wogan, and to cause him to be 
paid or otherwise satisfied for what they shall find to bo in arrears to 
him of his fee for the custody of Clomore castle, from the time when 
he had that custody, as the king committed that custody to him, 
by letters under the seal used in Ireland, receiving 50/. yearly therefor, 
and a great part of that fee is in arrears for the time when he had the 
custody, and Thomas has besought the king to order payment to be 
made to him. By K. 

April 27. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to William do 

Windsor. Herle 20/. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant 

to him on 25 September last, of 40/. yearly at the exchequer. 



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^'J'Ji- Membrane 13 — cont. 

April 25. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John 
AVirwJsor. ^q Grey, of Codenorc, to haive the terms which the king has granted 
to him for Sill. 6s. l^d. of the debts of his ancestors, which are exacted 
of him, as the king has granted that he shall pay 11/. 12s. 9|c?. at 
Michaielmas next, and afterwards 20 marks yearly until the debt be dis- 
charged. By p.s. [9968.] 

April 24. To Robert de Emeldon, the king's clerk. Order to cause 20 tuns of 
Westminster, ^ne — which he took from Thomas atte March, of Southampton, by 
virtue of the king's commission to purvey wine and other victuals for 
the king's use and that of his lieges about to set out on his service upon 
the sea by his order — to be delivered to Thomas, without delay, for 
making such purveyances at Bristol, for doing the king's service there- 
with. By K. 

To the mayor of Bristol Order to cause these tuns to be delivered 
to Thomas, if Robert cannot be found there, so that he may not incior 
damage for long detention. 



April 26. 

WiKdsor. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order nol to sell to 
anyone the custody of the lands which belonged to Hugh de Plecy, 
tenant in chief, and the marriage of Hugh's heir, a minor in the king's 
wardship, unless they see that this can be done for the greater ad- 
vantage of the king, and if the custody and marriage are thus sold, the 
king orders the treasurer and barons to certify him under the exchequer 
seal, before the sale, so that he may further give his wish thereuponi. 

By p.s. [9973.] 

May 3. The same to the same for the custody of the" lands which belonged to 
The Tower. Roger de Huntyngfeld and the marriage of Roger's heir. By K. 



May 1. 

Witi'dBkjr. 



To Edmund de Bereford. Order to deliver the heir of Hugh de Plecy 
to John de Molyns, whom the king has appointed to sm'vey the state 
of the lands and custodies reserved to the king's chamber, to be kept for 
the king's use, as has been fully enjoined upon him, because the king 
has reserved to himself the custody of the lands which belonged to 
Hugh, and the marriage of Hugh's heir, together with the issues and 
profits thereof, at his chamber, and the king wishes answer to be made 
there for those issues and profits. By the said writ. 

The like to late the wife of Hugh. By the same writ. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
the said John the lands which are of the inheritance of the said heir 
in that bailiwick, and the body of the heir tO' be kept for the king's use. 

By the same writ. 

May 1. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
VVcetminster. to be elected in place of Walter de Hasenawe, deceased. 

May 2. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Gilbert le 

Westminster. Messager 5 marks for Easter term, last, in accordance with the king's 

grant to him on 22 July, in the 5th year of the king's reign, for his good 

service to Qvieen Philippa, of 10 marks yearly at the exchequer, until 

he should be provided with 10 marks of land or rent for life. 

May 5. To the same. Whereas Master Paul de Monte Florum, the king's 

Dunstaple. clerk, promised before the king and his council to pay to the king 

10,000Z. for the furtherance of divers arduous affairs which touch the 

king nearly, wherefore the king, wishing competent payment to be made 



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1337 



Membrane 13 — cont. 

to Paul of that siim of the tenth and fifteenth granted to the king by 
the laity in the last great council at Notyngham, and of the tenth 
granted by the clergy of the province of Canterbury in their congregar 
fcion at Leicester, ordered the treasurer and chamberlains to pay to Paul 
5,000Z. of the issues of the said tenth and fifteenth in the following 
places and dioceses for the term of the Purification last, to wit: 330Z. 
in the parts of Holand, co. Lincoln, 420^. in co. Warwick, 370Z. in co. 
Leicester, 3507. in co. Nottinsfham, 506Z. in co. Cambridge, 2357. in co. 
Derby, and 1127. from the city of London of the issues of the tenth and 
fifteenth ; and 2,4077. in the diocese of Lincoln, 2457. in the diocese of 
Exeter, 2757. in the diocese of Hereford, and 1107. in the diocese of 
Durham of the issues of the tenth, and the remaining 5,0007. of the 
money of the said tenths and fifteenth of the second term of payment 
from the same places and dioceses at the same rate ; and although Paul 
afterwards paid the said 10,0007. for the king's affairs, a,Tid has now 
promised to pay great and greater sums of money for the king at his 
instant request, yet the said 5,0007. of the first term are detained from 
Paul both by reason of certain assienments of the same money, after- 
wards made to others, and because the treasurer pretended that he had 
no warrant to pay the money so assisfned to Paul, althouafh a great part 
of that money has been deposited at the king's receipt, the kinsr there- 
fore orders the treasurer and chamberlains to pay to Paul or to John de 
Portenar, or Francis de Portenar, merchants of Florence, Paul's 
attorneys, what is in arrears to Paul of 2,3237., of the greater sum of the 
tenth and fifteenth for the first term of payment of the same, now past, 
from the money now in the treasury, and of other money there, and as 
much of the tenth and fifteenth of the second term of payment, in part 
satisfaction of the said 10,0007. without further delay, as the king has 
promised Paul. The king has also ordered the prior of St. Katherine 
without Lincoln, to deliver 1,0007., the abbot of Osneye 8007., and the 
prior of Daventry 2477. in the diocese of Lincoln ; the dean and chapter 
of Exeter to deliver 2457. in the diocese of Exeter, the prior of Hereford 
to deliver 2757. in the diocese of Hereford, and the prior of Durham to 
deliver 1107. in the diocese of Durham, of the tenth granted by the 
clergy, collected at London, before the Ascension nex;t, and as much of 
the second term of the payment of the same before St. Peter ad 
Vincula following, to Paul or his said attorneys, in full payment of the 
said 10,0007., notwithstanding any order of the king to take to the ex- 
chequer the said money so assigned to Paul. The king further orders 
the treasurer and chamberlains to cause tallies of the sums to be paid 
to Paul by the said collectors for both terms, to be levied under the 
names of the collectors of the tenth and fifteenth, as they shall see fit 
and fdeliveredl to Paul or his attorneys in discharge of the collectors, 
and to cause the money of the tenth granted by the clergy, which was 
assisned to Paul, of the said first term received at the said receipt, to 
be delivered to Paul or his attorneys ; and the king does not wish the 
payment of the said 10,0007. to be in any way retarded because the 
treasurer and barons have not yet ascertained to what uses the mnnov 
will be turned, or who ought to be charged therewith ; and when Paul 
has been satisfied for the said 10,0007.. they shall receive from him the 
king's letters obligatory, and such other evidences as ho has in this 
respect. By K. and C. 

To the abbot of Oseneye. Order to pay 8007. of the said tenth granted 
by the clergy, collected by him, at London before the Ascension, and 
31. B 



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1337. 



April 10. 
Westminster. 



April 25. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 13 — cont. 

as much, of the second term of payment of the tenth before St. Peter 
ad Vincula following, to the said Paul or to John de Portenare or 
Francis de Portenare, merchants of Florence, his attorneys, in part pay- 
ment of the said 10,0007., notwithstanding the imposition of a sexennial 
tenth by the late pope upon the clergy of the realm, and that pope's 
order to keep that tenth for the passage of the Holy Land, which im- 
position and order the present pope has revoked, or any other order of 
the king to take to the exchequer the money so assigned to Paul. The 
king does not, however, wish the account of the abbot for the money 
received by him of the tenth granted by the clergy for the time when he 
was collector of the same, to be put off beyond the day appointed by 
the king. By K. and C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
Henry Mount and the sherifiF of Cambridge from 2 November, in the 
9th year of the king's reign, of the extent of the lands which belonged 
to Henry in that bailiwick, which extent was sent to the exchequer in 
the extracts of the justices of the Bench, as Nicholas Tony lately im- 
pleaded Henry before the said justices that he should render a reasonable 
account for the time when he was receiver of Nicholas's moneys, and 
Henry was placed in exigent to be outlawed in co. Norfolk, because he 
did not come before the justices to^ answer Nicholas according to the 
law and custom of the realm, and he was afterwards outlawed for that 
cause ; and on the said 2 November the king pardoned Henry the said 
outlawry, and ordered the said sheriff to deliver to him all his lands 
which he had caused to be extended by the sheriff and taken into the 
king's hands. 

To Dinus Forcetti and Peter Byne, merchants of the society of the 
Bardi of Florence. Request to deliver to Thomas Crosse, the kind's 
clerk, 201. upon the expenses incurred by him in Ireland in the 10th 
year of the reign in purveying certain victuals. By K. and C 



Membbane 12. 

June 1. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Stamford. William, son and heir of Roger de Melebury, who held, by knight's ser- 
vice, of the heir of John de Sancto Johanne, deceased, tenant in chief, 
to have full seisin of all the lands of which Roger was seised at his 
death in his demesne as of fee in that bailiwick, and which he held of 
the said heir, and which were taken into the king's hands by reason of 
Roger's death and of the minority of that heir, as William has proved 
his age before Ralph de Middelneye, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, 
Devon, and Cornwall, and the king has taken his fealty. 

June 8. To the same. Order to deliver the manors of Hoggenorton, co. Ox- 
Berwick-oii- {q^^^ and Coumbebyset, co. Wilts, together with the issues thereof, to 
Milisentai, late the wife of Hugh de Plecy, whose fealty the king has 
taken in this respect, because the king has learned by inquisition taken 
by the escheator, that Hugh and Milisenta held the said manors jointly 
at Hugh's death by a fine levied in the king's court of the grant of 
Richard de Stonlegh, and that the manors are held in chief, to wit, the 
manor of Hoggenorton by the service of a knight's fee, and the manor 
of Coumbebyset as parcel of the barony of Byset, by homage and the 
eighth part of a knight's fee. 



Tweed. 



11 EDWARD III.—Part I. 67 



looZ. Membrane 12 — cont. 

June 7. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order ,to pay 1,000 marks with- 
BCT^cl^-on- (y^^^^ delay tO' Dinus Forsetti and Peter Byne and their fellows, mer- 
chants of the society of the Bardi, or to cause them to ha.ve a.n assign- 
ment where they may quickly be satisfied for the same, as these mer- 
chants paid 1,000 marks,, at the king's request, to Anthony Bache for 
certain of the king's affairs. By K. and C. 

To Dinus Forcetti and Peter Byne and their fellows, merchants of the 
society of the Bardi. Request to deliver to' Berengar Caudrer, keeper 
of the king's lions and leopards in the Tower, the arrears of that sum. 
of 3s. Id., which he receives daily, to wit: 12d. for his wages, and 
2s. Id. for the maintenance of the lions and leopards, from Michaelmas 
4n the 9th year of the king's reign, and to pay the said 3s. Id. hence- 
forth until Midsummer next. By K. and C. 

» 

June 8. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause the said mer- 

^T^^.'^'^°'^ chants to have full payment without delay, or a competent assignment, 

for what they shall be found to have paid to Berengar Caudrer by virtue 

of the preceding order. By K. and C. 

June 7. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Notification that at 
^m^'^'^'"'^' the request of Dinus Forcetti, Peter Byne and their fellows, merchants 
of the society of the Bardi, the king has pardoned the bailiffs of Canter- 
bury those 5 marks, at which they were lately amerced before the 
treasurer and barons because they did not come to the exchequer to 
make their proffer on the morrow of the close of Easter last ; with order 
to discharge the bailiffs of the said 5 marks. By K. and C, 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause 151. to be paid 
to Dinus Forsetti, Peter Byne, and their fellows, merchants of the 
society of the Bardi, or cause a competent assignment therefor to be 
made to them, as those merchants paid 151. to Robert do Artoys at the 
king's request. By K. and C. 

June 6. To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to pay to Bartholomew de Bard 

^ T^^^°'^* ^^^ Peter Byne and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi, 

by indenture, what is in arrears to them of 7,200?., of the issues of the 

stampage of tin in that county, according to the form of the king's order 

sent to them at another time, notwithstanding the king's grant of the 

stampage and lands in co. Cornwall to Edward, his eldest son, as the 

king was lately bound to the said merchants in 7,200Z., which they paid 

at the request of Queen Isabella, and which the king promised in good 

faith to pay to them, and the king wishing the merchants to be satisfied 

for that sum, assigned to them all the money of the issues of the 

stampage and of the issues of the county, to be received by the hands 

of the sheriff or steward of that county, until they should be satisfied for 

the said 7,200Z., notwithstanding any assignment made or to be made 

upon these issues by the king, granting that the stamp of the tin should 

be kept under lock in a certain chest, and that one key of the chest should 

remain in the possession of the merchants or their attorney, and the 

other in the possession of the sheriff and steward for the time being, 

wherefore the king ordered the sheriff to pay to the said merchants all 

the money of the issues of the said stampage, and of the issues of that 

county, until they are satisfied for that sum, notwithstanding any other 

assignment made to others upon those issues by the king, and the sheriff 

has delayed to pay any money from the said issues to the merchants pr 

El 2 



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13o7« Mernhrane 12 — cont. 

their attorney from the time when the king granted to his eldest son 
the stampage of tin, together with the lands which he held in that 
county, as the king has been informed by the merchants. By C. 

June 5. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
■^ m^'*'^'°°' Whereas William de la Pole caused wine, salt and other divers victuals 
to be lately bought at the request of J. archbishop of Canterbury, late 
the chancellor, and H. bishop of Lincoln, then the treasurer, in the 
parts of Kyngeston-upon-Hull, and to be brought thence to Berwick- 
upon-Tweed, and delivered by indentures to the receiver of the king's 
victuals there, for the maintenance of certain of the king's lieges then 
there, the king orders the treasurer, barons and chamberlains to audit 
William's account, concerning the costs incurred by him in buying the 
wine, salt and other victuals, and in bringing them to Berwick, and 
further to do whati pertains to the final issue of that account, and to 
pay to William what they shall find to be due to him beyond anything 
which he may have received, or to' give him ai competent assignment 
therefor; and because William cannot at present attend tO' the render- 
ing of that account at the exchequer by reason of certain affairs with 
which he is charged by the king, the king further orders the treasurer, 
barons and chamberlains to admit Robert de Denton, whom William 
has attorned in his place, to render the said account. By C. 

The chancellor received the attornment. 

May 30. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to 
Stamford. Thomas de Burgh, chamberlain of Berwick-upon-Tweed, 40Z., which are 
in arrears to him, in his next account, as on 16 June, in the 8th year of 
his reign, the king granted to him, in consideration of his faithful ser- 
vices while he was treasurer in Ireland, 20Z. yearly at the exchequer, until 
he or one of his, by his recommendation, shall be promoted to an 
ecclesiastical benefice, which he shall accept, and Thomas has besought 
the king to cause him to have such allowance. By C. 

June 12. To the same. Order to cause Thomas de Burgh to have due allow- 
Berwick-on- ajj^e for what he has paid to John de Lenne, the kind's clerk, John de 
* ■ Asthwait, chaplain, Henry Palmer, John Wiggemore, Francekinus 
Isambert, Thomas de Baumburgh, master of the hospital of St. Mary 
Magdalene, near Berwick, the prioress of Southberewyk, the prior of the 
order of the preachers of that town, the guardian and brethren of the 
order of the minorites of that town, the prior of the order of Mount 
Cairmel of that town, Robert de Sancto Albano, the king's engineer 
{ingeniatori), the four bailiffs of that town, John de Strivelyn, con- 
stable of Edenburgh castle, and sheriff there, William de Felton, con- 
stable of Rokesburgh castle, and sheriff there, and Thomas de Burph, 
chamberlain of Berwick, having viewed the king's writ and the 
acquittances made in this respect, as the king lately ordered 
Thomas de Burgh to pay to John de Lenne, 22Z. Os. Sid. for divers 
works in the castle and town of Berwick, to John de Asthwait 70s. Ad. 
for 84 ells of russet, bought by John for the king's use; to Henry 
Palmer 18?. lis. \\d. for divers works made about the pele of Strivelyn; 
to John Wiggemore, 67. 13s. Ad. of the king's gift for his travail con- 
cerning the making of divers extents, inquisitions, and other arduous 
affairs especially touching the king ; to Francekinus lid. daily for his 
wages, of the issues of the passage of the water of Tweed, from 16 
October, in the 9th year of the king's reign, until 8 January following, 
and from the said 8 January 20Z. to be received yearly for life from the 



il EBWABD ill.— Part 1 6& 



133/. Membrane 12 — cont. 

issues of the said town, in plax:e of those wages; to Thomas de Baum- 
burgh 25s., which he ought to receive yearly from, the said issues, as 
of tne right of his hospital; tO' the prioress and nuns of JSouthberewyk, 
40 marks of the anciently appointed alms of the kings of Scotland, from 
the said issues, to be received yearly; to the prior and brethren ot the 
preachers, 40 marks of like alms appointed of old, to be received yearly 
irom the said issues; to the guardian and Friars Minors ot that 
town 20 marks of like ahns; to the prior and friars of Mount 
Carmel of that town, 8 marks of hke adms appointed of old, to be re- 
ceived from the issues of the said town; to itobert de iSancoo Albano, 
bis wages, to wit : Qd. daily ; to each of four bailiffs of that town, 20s. 
m part payment of 53s. 4t^., due to each of them yearly for his 
accustomed fee; to John de fcitrivelyn, all the money of the farms and 
other profits from the king's lands in co. Edenburgn from 15 October, 
in tlie ytli year of the king's reign, until Michsuelmas foUowing; to 
Wihiaan de i^'elton, all the king's money of the ferms and other profits 
of the king's borough and county of Rokesburgh, from the said day of 
October until Michaelmas, and to Thomas de Burgh 100 marks ot tbe 
king's gift, receiving from them their letters patent, testifying such pay- 
ments, and Thomas, as he says, has paid 22/. Os. S^d. to John dei Leune, 
705. 4c/. to John de Asthwait, 18/. lis. lid. to Henry Palmer, U. 13s. ^d. 
to John Wiggemore, 19/. 5s. to Francekinus, 25s. to Thomas de Ba.um.- 
burgh, 40s. to the prioress, 40s. to the prior and brethren, 26s. Sid. to 
the guardian, 20s. to the prior of Mount Carmel, 50s. to' Kobert de 
iSancto Albano, 20s. to each of the four bailiffs, 'i'd'M. liJs. ^\d. to John 
de Strivelyn, 75/. 15s. bd. to William de Felton, and lOo marks to 
Thomas de Burgh, by divers acquittances. 



Membbane 11. 

May 14. To John Moryn, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause Richai*d 
iork. de Jrlerthuil, sou and heir of Adam de HerthuU, to have fuh seisin of 
all the lands of which his father was seised at his death in his desmesne 
as of fee, saving to Christiana, late the wife of Adam, her reasonable 
dower from those lands, assigned to her by the king, as the king ha.s 
taken Richard's homage for ail the said lands, and ordered Whliam 
Trussel, escheator beyond Trent, to cause him to have full seisin thereof, 
having takjeai security from liim for rendefnng his reasonable rehef 
to the king, and saving to Christiana the said dower. 

May 15. To John de Wodhous, keeper of the hanaper. Order to pay to 
york. Master John de Thoresby, the king's clerk, 20 marks of the issues of 
the hanaper for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to 
him for his good service in chancery and in the office of notary, of 40 
marks, to be received yearly from the issues of the hanaper, by the hands 
of the clerk there, until the king shaU cause him to be provided with a 
suitable benefice, exceeding the said sum and the value of the benefices 
which he then held. 

April 24. To Dinus Forcetti and Peter Byne and their fellows, merchants of 
Windsor, the society of the Bardi of Florence. Request to deliver to Jordan de 
S'cassafort, knight, proctor and attorney of Bertrand de Noalhano, 
donsel, nephew and universal heir of Montasinus de Noahiano, 
knight [40/. sterling], in the king's name, as the king has granted to 
Bertrand — -in rccompence of the damage of lands and goods which 



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1337. Membrane 11 — co7it. 

Montasinus sustained in the service of Edward I in wars in England, 
Scotland, Gascony and elsewhere, and for a release of all actions and 
demands which Bertrand might ha.ve against the king by reason of the 
said damages, and at the request of Gaillardus, cardinal deacon of St. 
Lucy's in Silice, 2001. sterling, to- have of the king's gift, and the king 
has ordered 1601. thereof tO' be delivered to Bertrand or his attorney 
by the constable of Bordeaux. By K. and C. 

May 20. To the collectors of the old custom in the port of London. Order to 
York. pay all the money arising from that custom to- Dinus Forcetti and Peter 
Byne and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi, in part 
payment of that money which they daily administer for the expenses of 
the household, according to the assigmnent thereof made to them by 
the king, and the king's order directed to the collectors thereupon at 
another time. 

The like to the collectors of the new custom in the said port for them- 
selves, and to the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton for 
themselves. 

May 29. To the treasurer and barons' of the exchequer. Order to supersede 
Stamford, the demand which they make on Henry de Chalfliunte, the king's yeo- 
man, and the township of Dodyngton, co'. Buckingham, for dl. 10s., 
which are exacted of them for hidage, ward, beaupieader {jpulcreplaci- 
tando), view, suit and arrented prest for the time when Henry had the 
custody, by the king's commission, of the lands which belonged to John 
de Gerounde, tenant in chief of the late king, and which were in the 
kin^,''s hands, by reason of the minority of John's daughters and heirs, 
and to discharge thereof Henry and the township, and the sheriffs of 
that county for thei time being, releasing them from any distraint made 
for that cause. By p.s. 

May 30. To the same. Order to allow 10^. to John de Tumby and William de 

Stamford. Bryen, baihffs of Nottingham, in their ferm for that town, as they have 

paid that sum, as they say, to Robert de Newerk and Meliora, his wife, 

for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to Robert and 

Meliora of 20/. yearly from the said fenn. 

To Ralph de Middelneye, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Devon, 
and Cornwall. Order to cause reasonable dower to be assigned to Joan, 
late the wife of John de Basinges, from his lands in Westchelberghe, 
CO. Dorset, because the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the 
escheator, that John held no lands at his death in chief as of the crown 
in that bailiwick, but that he held in his demesne as of fee, certain 
lands in Westchelberghe, of the son and heir of John de Mohun, of 
Dunsterre, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, by the ser- 
vice of a moiety of a knight's fee, and that John, son of John de 
Basynges, is his next heir, and aged seventeen years and more. 

John de Mowers, of Nethercolwyk, and Thomas his brother, im- 
prisoned at Nottingham for trespass of venison in Shirwode forest, have 
the king's writ to Ralph de NeviU, keeper of the forest beyond Trent, 
or to him who supplies his place in Shirewode forest, to bail them until 
the coming of the justices next in eyre for pleas of the forest in that 
county. 

May 30. To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
Stamford, to be elected in place of William del Auney, deceased. 



May 30. 

Nottingham. 



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1337. 

May 30. 

Stamford. 



May 29. 

Sbamford. 



May 29. 

Stamford. 



Membrane 11 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to discharge and acquit Amald de Tiho, parson of Elyngton 
church, diocese of Lincoln, and others whom his account touches of 2001., 
notwithstanding the king's order, as the king lately caused 200^. to be 
delivered to ArnaJd as a prest for certain expenses in doing things en- 
joined upon him by the king, and he expended that sum upoii the said 
secret aifairs, and because the king did not wish Amald or any other to 
be charged with those 2001., while information of the expenses was being 
awaited, he ordered the treasurer, barons and chamberlains to cause the 
demand made upon Amald for 200^. to be superseded, and to discharge 
him and others concerned thereof; and Amald has informed the king 
that the treasurer, barons and chamberlains haive hitherto delayed to 
make a discharge in this respect, because the king's order contains that 
the said '2001. were exacted from Amald for the king's use. By K. 

To the same. Order to cause 281. 10s. A^d. to^ be paid to John le 
Walsh, merchant, of Shrewsbury, if they shall find that sum toi be due 
to him, having viewed the king's letters patent, or tO' cause him to have 
a competent assignment therefor, charging therewith Thomas de 
Betoigne and William le Coroner, late collectors of the old custom in 
the port of London, as John has besought the king, by his petition before 
him and his council in parliament, to- order such payment tO' be made 
to him, as the king is bound to him in 28^. 10*. 4J^., which the king 
received from him by the hands of Thomas and William of ai certain 
prest, made to the king by them in the 1st year of the reign of their 
wool, taken out of the realm to parts beyond, above the custom due 
thereupon, as may fully appear by the king's letters patent under the 
' coket ' seal, which John has in his possession. By pet. of C. 

The following have like letters for the following sums : — 

Roger le Walsh, merchant, of Shrewsbury, for 121. As. 8d. 
Reginald de Leton, merchant, of Shrewsbury, for Al. 5s. 2d. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
and acquit the sheriff of Southampton of the issues which belonged to 
William le Rode, and which were taken into the king's hand by reason 
of the debts which William, at his death, owed to him, in his account at 
the exchequer, if they shall ascertain that the following things are true, 
as the king on 7 February, in the 7th year of his reign, granted the 
said lands to Hugh de Sancto Johanne, to hold as long as those lands 
should remain in the king's hands for the said cause, without rendering 
anything thereof to the king, in recompence of certain debts in which 
the king was then bound to Hugh ; and afterwards, at the suit of John 
le Duyn and Eleanor his wife, and of John, son and heir of William, 
and Alice his wife, showing the king that although Hugh had granted 
those lands to them long before his death, by indenture, and demised 
them at ferm, to hold for the time that the lands should remain in 
Hugh's hands, rendering to Hugh 100s. at terms contained in the deed, 
and John, Eleanor, John and Alice were seised of these lands from the 
time of this grant and demise, and continued in seisin thereof during 
Hugh's hfe, yet the said sheriff took those lands into the king's hands 
by reason of a writ of privy seal, directing him to do so, and to keep 
them safely, because Hugh was dead, so that he should answer to the 
king for the issues thereof, as he has certified to the king in chancery, 
and they beseeching the king to cause those lands, together with the 
issues thereof, to be restored to them, on 10 July last the king ordered 
the sheriff to view the said deed, and if he should find that Hugh had 



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granted and demised the la^nd to Jolm, Eleanor, John and Alice as 
aforesaid, then not to intenneddle further with the said lands, and to 
permit John, Eleanor, John and Alice to hold the lands according to 
the force of the king's letters to Hugh, and of the grant and detmise 
made by Hugh, and to restore the issues thereof to them; and John 
de Scures, sheriff of that county, has delivered the said lands togetlier 
with the issues thereof to John, Eleanor, John and Alice, as he says. 



Membbane 10. 

June 1. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 

Stemford. 121. As. Id. to be allowed to Wilham de Langetord, keeper of the New 
Temple, London, in his yearly ferm, from the time of the livery ot certain 
houses and other places dedicated to God, to lulc; prior of the Hospital 
of St. John of Jerusalem in England, and to cause both William and the 
prior to be discharged and acquitted thereof, provided that William 
shaU answer to the king yearly, as he ought, for the remainder of that 
ferm, as lately, at the prior's suit, by his petition before the king and 
his council in parliament, showing that Hugh le Despenser, the younger, 
had taken possession by force of the prior's manor of the New Temple, 
and had occupied the cemetery and enciOsure of the prior there, and 
other consecraited places annexed to that church, where many bodies 
of founders of the church and of brethren of that Temple were buried, 
and so detained them against justice, ecclesiastical liberty and canonical 
sanctions ; which said manor, cemetery, enclosure and other places came 
into the king's hands after Hugh's forfeitvu'e, and the cemetery, en- 
closure and consecrated places are detained fix>m the prior, who has 
besought the king to cause his hand to De amoved therefrom, the king 
ordered Reginald de Conductu, mayor of London and escheator 
there, to take with him the sheriffs of London and ioxxr lawful 
men of that city to the said Temple, cemetery, enclosure and other 
places, and inspect them and to enquire by the oath of lawful 
men of the neighbourhood of the Temple, &c. in the presence 
of the keeper of the Temple, upon the premises, and if he found 
that they had been annexed as aforesaid and unjustly occupied by 
Hugh, and to have come into the king's hands as aforesaid, then to 
cause them to be reunited to that chxirch by certain bounds, and de- 
livered to the prior, to be held as the prior and his predecessors and the 
Templars and their predecessors had held them before the said occupa- 
tion ; and the mayor and escheator certified to the king in chancery that 
he, having taken with him Walter de Mordon and Ralph de Upton, 
sheriffs of London, and John de Oxon[ia], Richard de Lacer, and 
Richard de Berkyng, aldermen of that city, and Thomas de Maiyns, 
chamberlain of tlie Guildhall (guilialde) of that city, and going to the 
Temple, found by the oath of lawful men of the neighbourhood and 
city, in the presence of the sheriffs, aldermen, chamberlain, and William 
de Langeford, keeper of the Temple, that the chapel of St. Thomas, a.t 
the door of the hall of the Temple, with a plot of land there, as a wall 
of earth, extends to the old gate of the Temple towards the highway, 
and hkewise the enclosure, as a stone wall, which begins at the chamber 
called ' the chamber of the bishop of Ely,' extending towards the east, 
and afterwards that wall extending towards the noi-th to the highway, 
are places consecrated and dedicated to God, annexed to the prior's 
church, and that one Roger Blom, sometime apparitor {nuncius) of that 



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Temple, caused certain houses to be built upon a plot of land so con- 
secrated in the front part near the liighway, towards the north, to let 
those houses to maintain lights [lurmnarts) and other ornaments of 
that church, and that Hugh unjustly occupied the said places, and they 
are in the king's hands by reason ol Hugh's forfeiture and for no other 
reason; and the mayor and escheator, by reason of the king's order, 
caused the said chapel and places, together with the houses built on 
that consecrated land, to be reunited to the church and delivered to the 
prior to hold as aforesaid, wherefore the king ordered the treasurer and 
barons to take information by inquisition or otherwise, concerning the 
cemetery and other places delivered to the prior by virtue of the afore- 
said order, certifying the king concerning the profits and rents there- 
from, and concerning the portion of the ferm which William rendered 
yearly at the exchequer for the custody of the Temple, touching the 
said places delivered to the prior, so that the king might do what was 
reasonable for the keeper's discharge in this respect; and the treasurer 
and barons returned thait they had found by inquisition that the por- 
tion of the yearly ferm of 24^., which William renders to the king for 
" the said custody, touching the said places, is 121. 4s. Id. yearly. 

' By pet. of C. 

June 7. To J. bishop of Exeter. Whereas the king lately ordered the dean and 

Berwick-on- chaipter of Exeter to have 285Z. of the money of the tenth granted to the 
Tweed. king by the clergy of the province of Canterbury in their congregation 
at Leicester, in that diocese, of the first term of payment, at London before 
the Ascension last, and 285/. of that tenth of the second term of that 
' * payment before !St. Peter ad Vincula next, to be delivered to Master 

Paul de Monte Fiorum, the king's clerk, or to John de Portenar, or to 
Francis de Portenar, merchants of Florence, Paiixl's attorneys, in part 
payment of 10,000/., which the king received on loan from Paul ; aaid 
the dean, and chapter, under pretext of an order directed to the bishop 
to appoint certain trustworthy men tO' levy and collect the money of 
that tenth, then not collected, for the king's use in that diocese, excuse 
themselves from paying the 285/., as the king has learned and refuse 
to do so ; and because Paul has promised to administer that money with 
a greater simi to certain persons, within a little, for certain affairs 
touching the king nearly, the king wishing to hasten the payment of 
this money as far as possible, orders the bishop, that if Paul is not 
satisfied in anything, then to cause those whom he so appointed to levy 
and collect that tenth to pay and deliver 285/. of the said term of pay- 
ment, ait London, and 285/. of the second term before St. Peter ad 
Vinculai, to Paul, without further delay, compelling them, if nece.ssaiy, 
to make these payments as he shall see fit, so that the expedition of the 
king's affairs may not be retarded for lack of such payment, warning the 
collectors that they shall receive from Paul or his attorneys letters of 
acquittance testifying the receipt of that money. By C. 

June 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede 

Berwick-on- the demand which they made on Dinus Forcetti, Chinus Meliory and 
Tweed. Bartholomew de Barde, merchants, of the society of the Bardi of 
Florence, for 800 florins of Florence, as lately Bonencountro Gysel, mer- 
chant, of Florence, who stayed for a great while in England, was charged 
with prosecuting and defending divers affairs of Edward 1, and received 
certain sums of money from tliat king therefor, and Bonencountro, at 
the time of his death, charging his conscience in this respect, enjoined 
upon the executors of his will and his heir to pay 800 florins without 



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1337. Membrane 10 — cont. 

; delay to the king's successors; and the king, trusting in the fideUty of 

the said merchants, has deputed them, to be his proctors to exact and 
receive in his nam^e from the said executors or heir, the said 800 florins, 
so that they should answer to the king therefore, and the merchants, 
appearing in person in chancery, asserted that the executors or heir 
have not paid 800 florins or any part thereof to thean, and they have 
restored the king's letters patent to chancery to be cancelled, and have 
besought the king to order them to be discharged of the 800 florins, 
which axe now exacted of them by summons of the exchequer, and the 
king has understood for certain that the merchants never received the 
florins from the executors or" heir. By C. 

June 4. To the mayor and bailiffs of York. Order to deliver the goods and 

Stamford, chattels of Everkynus, son of Everard de Bruges, which were arrested 
by them and are in their custody, by indenture to Henry le 
Goldebeter, citizen and merchant of York, by a certain mainprise, 
because the king has learned by inauisition taken by Richard de Alde- 
burgh, WilUam Bassett and John Moryn, that divers goods and mer- 
chandise of Henryy to the value of 323^. 8s. 2d., were lately arrested 
and taken at Bruges, and Lescluse, in Flanders, by the count of 
Flanders and the echevins and other ministers of that count, and that 
Henry received no recompence for his goods and merchandise, and by 
an inquisition taken by the mayor and bailiffs, it is found that 
Everkynus was arrested by them in that city, with his goods and 
chattels, to the value of 10^., and detained in their custody; and now^ 
Henry has besought the king to order the goods and chattels of 
Everkynus, so arrested, to be delivered to him in part satisfaction '.if 
his said goods and merchandise; and Henry has found before the king 
in chancery, Ralph de Bury, of co. Suffolk, and Nicholas Warde, of co. 
York, mainpetrnors, who have undertaken that he shall answer to the 
king or others for the goods and chattels of Everkynus, or for the price 
thereof, when he shall be reasonably warned upon this by the king. 

By K. and C. 

May 30. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to go in person to the manor of Brar 
Stajnford. bourn, in that county, and to dehver that manor, together with aU 
the issues thereof received from 28 March last, to Katherine, late the 
wife of David de Strabolgy, earl of Athol, tenant in chief, to hold as 
her dower, and if any shall chance to make a resistance in the livery 
of the manor to Katherine, then to take them and keep them safely in 
prison until further orders, taking with him the posse condtatus if 
necessary, and informing the king of the names of the persons so 
arrested, as on 28 March last, the king assigned that manor tO' Katherine 
of the lands which belonged to the earl, to hold in dower, which manor 
is extended at 58^. 8s. 6^d. yearly, anjd the king ordered William TrusseU, 
escheator this side Trent, to deliver the manor, together with the issues 
thereof, to her, to hold as aforesaid, or tO' show cause why he 
should not obey this order, and the escheator has shown the king that 
by virtue of his order he went to the said manor and there found William 
Foxhunte and John le Bedel, of Caiuterbury, deputed by Robert de 
Athol, with several others whose names he did not know, who resisted 
hitn there by armed force, so that he could not deliver the manor to 
Katherine. By p.s. 

May 30. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause ai coroner for that county 
Stajnford. to be elected in place of Thomas Thurgar, of Spaldyng, who is in- 
sufficiently qualified. 



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15 



May 30. 
Stxmford. 



loot. Membrane 10 — cont. 

June 1. To the same. Order to cause bars and other things necessary for the 

Steanford. session of Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices appointed to hold 

pleas before the king, tO' be constructed and newly made for their session 

at Stamford castle. By C. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. Order to deliver to Eleanor, 
countess of Ormound in Ireland, who is about tO' go to Ireland by the 
king's licence, two ships called ' passajours ' for her passage and that 
of her household towards the said parts, at her own expense. By K. 

To the bailiff of the king's manor of Clipstoni. Order to cause the 
bridge of that manor to be repaired where necessary, by the view and 
testimony of the sheriff of Nottingham, from, the issues of that maaior. 
The king has also' ordered Robert de Maiule-, chief forester of Shirewode 
forest, or htm who supplies his place there, to deliver oaks within the 
forest fit for timber, for the said purpose. 

By K. at the instance of the treasurer. 

June 4. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamber- 

Stamford, lains. Order tO' cause 10 marks to be paid to Arnald de TyljlioJ, the 
king's clerk, or tO' cause a competent assignment to bo made to him, as 
the king lately sent him to' tiie mayor, bailiffs, communities of towns, 
masters of ships, and other men from the mouth of the Thames towards 
the north, with letters of credit, and granted him 10 marks in considera- 
tion of his labours and expenses. By K. 

May 31. To William Trussel, eschea,tor this side Trent. Order to deliver the 
Stamford, manor of Kyngeswalden tO' Petronilla., late the wife of John d© Dokes- 
worth, restoring the issues thereof to her, having taken her fealty, be- 
cause the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
John and Petronilla held that manor jointly at John's death by the 
grant of William de Lalleford, clerk, by a fine levied in the late king's 
court, by his licence, to hold for themselves and John's heirs, and that 
the manor is held in chief by the service of a knight's fee, and the king 
has given the escheator power to take Petronilla's fealty. 



Membrane 9. 

June 15. To Peter Tilliol and Hugh de Moriceby. Order not tO' intermeddle 
Stirling, with the men of John de Glanton, keeper of Carlisle castle, who are of 
his retainers {robis), and whom he retains for the safe keeping of that 
castle, under pretext of the king's commission to them to elect 100 
hobelers of co. Cumberland for the king's service in Scotland, and they 
shall not compel them, to go to Scotland or elsewhere outside the muni- 
tion of the castle. By C. 

Juno 16. To the prior and convent of Ely. Order to pay to the master and 
Stamford, brethren of the hospital of St. John the Baptist, Ely, 58s. 6jfc/., without 
delay, for the term of the Annunciation last, of the aims of the 
temporalities in their custody, by reason of the voidance of the bishopric, 
as lately, at the suit of the master and brethren, by their petition 
before the king and his council, showing that they and their predecessors 
had received 11/. 14s. Id. from the exchequer of Ely, by the hands 
of the bishop and by the hands of the keepers of the temporalities of 
the bishopric when the see was void, of a certain alms appointed in times 



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1337. Membrane 9 — cont. 

past, until the bishopric came into the king's hands by the death of 
John, the last bishop, and the prior and convent had refused to pay 
that rent from the issues of the temporalities of the bishopric, which were 
in their custody by the king's conunision, under a certain form, and the 
king sent a writ of certiorari to the treasurer and barons of the ex- 
chequer, and now it is found by the certificate of the treasurer and 
barons that 111. 14s. Id., which vVilliam de Sutton and John de Gode- 
legh, keepers of the temporalities of the bishopric, void in the 27th year 
of the reign of Edwcird I, paid to the master and brethren of the aims 
appointed by the bishops of that place, were allowed to WiUiam and 
Jo'lm in their said account, and that a like allowance was made to divers 
keepers of the temporalities of the bishopric in the 30th year of the 
same reign, and in the 3rd and 9th years of the late king's reign, when 
it was void, and in the king's hands at divers times. By pet. of C. 

June 20 '^^ ^- bishop of Bath and Wells. Ordea: to pay 271. for Easter tena 
Kiugscliffe. last to Margaret, late the wife of Edward de Bohun, and to Ihomas de 
Aledon, executors of Edward's will, from his ferm, as amono- other 
ferms which belonged to Edmund, earl of Kent, tenant in chief, and 
which were in the king's hands by reason of the minority of Jbhn, 
Edmund's son and heir, and which the king lately granted to Edward, 
to hold until the heir sJiouid come of age, the kmg granted to Edward 
the ferm of 54/., which the bishop was wont to render yearly at tJie 
exchequer for the manor of Congresbury, Cheddre and ilxebrugg, co. 
Somerset, which ferm belonged to the earl, and which was hkewise in 
the king's hands by reason of the miiionty of the heir, to hold until 
the heir should come of age, and the king ordered the bishop to be 
attendant upon and answerable to the executors for the said ferm, until 
the heir shall come of age, and to pay them any arrears of that ferm 
from 30 November. 

June 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order not to com- 
Stamford. pel Roger de Gosewyk and John Belle to render account of sterlings, 
silver in sheets, vessels and money by reason of the scrutiny in the town 
and port of Hertilpole, causing them to be discharged and acquitted of 
that account and of all other tilings touching that scrutiny, as lately at 
the suit of R. bishop of Durham, by his petition before the king and his 
council in the last parliament at VVestminster, showing that he ought to 
have and his predecessors, bishops of tliat place had had from time out of 
mind, hberty and royal jurisdiction and royal profits witliin the hberty 
of Durham, and had exercised royal profits lor nimself and his ministers, 
and had done justice by himself and his ministers in all matters arising 
within the liberty, without the king or has ministers intermeddling 
therewith, except m default of the bishop and his ministeirs in lack of 
showing justice, and the king had appointed Roger and John in the town 
and port of Hertilpole, which are within the said libei-ty, to make 
scrutiny that no one should take sterlings, silver in sheets, gold or silver 
vessels, out of the reahn, or bring faee money or counterfeit sterling 
into the realm in that town and port, without the king's licence, imder 
pain of forfeiture of the same, and to take those things into the king s 
hands, and to cause the king's exchanges to be sent, because in other 
paui'liaments held before these tunes it was agreed that the king's 
ministers in attending to royal offices within that liberty, should amove 
the king's hand from those ofiices, and not intermeddle therewith, and 
upon this the king revoked divers writs directed and sent to the said 
ministers, and those sent to Roger and John as aforesaid, and the 



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June 21. 
Stamford. 



loo 7. Membrane 9 — cont. 

king ordered Roger and John not to intermeddle further with such 
scrutiny. The king has also ordered the bishop to cause certain men 
to be appointed in that town and port to make such scrutiny. 

By pet. of C. 

To the same. Order to cause William de Culpho, one of the executors 
of the will of Isabella, late the wife of Walter de Cokfeld, to be dis- 
charged and acquitted of his account and of the issues of the manor 
of Kenton, co. Devon, from Thursday before the Invention of the Holy 
Cross until 13 June la^t, having received from William and his co- 
executors that which pertains to the king of 3H. 14.?. 2d. yearly, of the 
residue of the extent of that manor, from the said Thursdav to the 
said 13 June, provided' that William shall answer to the king for 
63Z. As. 2^d. yearly, from the said 13th day, as the king committed 
the custody of that manor, which belonged to Edmund, earl of 
Kent, tenant in chief, and which was in the king's hands by reason 
of the minority of the earl's heir, and was extended to 63Z. 4s. 1\d. 
yearly, to Isabella, to hold for life until the heir should come of aee, 
rendering 80 marks thereof to the king yearly, in recompense of the 
manor of Leygham, co. Suffolk, which Isabella claimed as her right, 
and which came into the king's hands by the forfeiture of Hugh le 
Despenser, the youneer, which was also granted to the said earl by the 
king, and was afterwards assigned in dower to Margaret, late the earl's 
wife, after the earl's death ; and afterwards the king granted that 
3H. 10s. 0\d., at which the manor of Leygham was extended yearly, 
should be allowed to Isabella in the said 63?. 4s. 2^d., so that Isabella 
should render the remaining 31?. 14s. Id. yearly to the king; and subse- 
quently, after Isabella's death, in consideration of the premises, and 
because William appeared in chancery and found mainpernors there who 
undertook for him, and his co-executors to answer to the king for the 
issues of the manor of Kenton from the time of Isabella's death, if they 
ought to pertain to the king, the king, on 16 July last, ordered Ralph 
de Middelneye, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, 
to deliver the manor of Kenton, together with the issues thereof, to 
William and his co-executors by the said mainprise, until the king 
ordered otherwise, and afterwards, on 13 June last, the king committed 
to William the custody of the manor of Kenton, which is still in the 
king's hands by reason of the minority of the said heir, to hold during 
pleasure, rendering to the king yearly 63Z. 4s. 2\d., at which the manor 
is extended; and the king wishes to deal graciously with William and 
his co-executors in this respect, in considoratinn of the service rendered 
by Williaan to him and to Queen Philippa, and has granted that William 
and his co-executors shall pay to him yearly, from the said Thursday, 
on which day Isabella died, as is found by her inquisition 'postmortem, 
until the said 13 June, 31?. 14s. 2c?., as Isabella paid for the same by 
virtue of the king's grant, and that the 31?. 10s. ^\d., at which this 
manor of Leygham is extended shall be allowed to William and his co- 
executors in the extent of the manor of Kenton, and that William and 
his co-executors shall not be compelled to render their account thereof, 
or answer for the issues of that manor to the king, from the said Thurs- 
day to the said 13 June, by pretext of the aforesaid mainprise, but sha.ll 
be quit thereof. 

June 21. To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston-upon-fluH. 

Stamford. Order to cause the wool, wool-fells and other goods found in a ship of 

Kaveneere, called la Eleyne, and arrested by them, and landed by vii^tue 



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of the king's order, to be dearrested and delivered without delay to 
William Heryng, John de la Chaumbre, Henry de Baumburgh, Richard 
de CrunclifF, John de Chilton, Thomas Gray, Adam Moigne, John Clerk, 
of Berwick, John de Crathorn, William de Clifford, and Richard CoUe, 
merchants, of Berwick, to whom they belong, and who have paid the 
custom due to the king thereupon, in the port of Berwick-upon-Tweed, as 
appears by letters under the coket seal for such customs, exhibited before 
the king and his council, or to their attorney, without paying any other 
custom thereon to the king, to do their will therewith, so that they shall 
not cause the said wool and fells to be taken to parts beyond, without 
the king's licence, because the king has learned, by the testimony of 
Thomas de Burgh, chamberlain of Berwick, before him and his council, 
and by an inquisition, that the wool and fells came from Scotland and 
not from England, and were bought in Scotland, and that the mer- 
chants had Idft the port of Berwick for Ireland eight days and more 
before any order was sent tO' the chamberlain or his ministers not to 
take such wool and fells to parts beyond the sea. By K. and C. 

June 26. To John Moryn, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
Stamford, further with the lands which Nicholas de Sevenhowes held of Alice, late 
the wife of John de Multon, of Egremound, in comage by virtue of the 
king's assignment, if Nicholas have not held in chief at another place, 
restoring the issues thereof to her from the time of Nicholas's death, 
as on 3 April, in the 9th year of his reign, the king assigned to her to 
hold in dower, among other comages which belonged to John, the 
comage which Nicholas held in Neuton, co. Cumberland, extended at 
40s. yearly, and the king ordered that cornage tO' be delivered to Alice ; 
and now the king has been informed by Alice that the escheator, after 
Nicholas's death, has taken the lands which Nicholas so held in comage 
of Alice into the king's hands, and intends to answer to the king for the 
issues thereof, and Alice has besought the king to cause his hand to be 
amoved from the said lands. 

June 28. To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Margery, late the wife of 
Stamford. Duncan de Frendraght, 49 marks for Michaelmas and Easter terms last, 
according to the tenor of the king's letters patent, as on 6 October, in the 
6th year of his reign, the king granted to Margery 49 marks, to be re- 
ceived yearly in aid of her maintenance, to be received by the hands of 
the sheriff of York, from 16 August last, in recompense of the manor 
of Briggestok, co. Northampton, which she lately held at will, and which 
the king assigned afterwards, on the 16 August, to Queen Isabelki, to 
hold for life. 

June 30. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
Kingscliffe. sheriff of York to have due allowance in his account for 49 mairks, if 

they shall find that he has paid that sum to Margery by virtue of the 

preceding order. 



Membrane 8. 

June 12. To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
Berwick-on- }jq elected in place of Thomas de Stouford, who is insufficiently qualified. 

June 23. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Stamford. William Pygot, sou and heir of Ada^m Pygot, tenant in phief, to have 



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Juno 20. 
Stamford. 



.Time 22. 
Stamford. 



June 24. 
Stamford. 



June 22. 

Stamford. 



Membrane 8 — cont. 

full seisin of all the lands of which his father was seised at his death in 
his desmesne as of fee, because William hais proved his age before the 
escheator, and the king has taken his homage. By p.s. [10046.] 

To Robert Houel^ clerk of the king's market and coroner of his house- 
hold. Order to pay to John de Leukenore such wages as Thomag, eirl 
of Norfolk and marshal of England, was wont to pay to the marshal 
supplying his place in the household, to wit, 2s. daily, when the office 
of the marshalsea was in the earl's hands, when the earl was in the 
king's court, and 4s. daily when he was out of the court in the king's 
service, for exercising his office, from 25 May last, on which day that 
office came into the king's hands, and henceforth, as long as the office 
shall remain in the king's hands and John remain there, as the king 
lately caused that office, which the earl held, to be taken into his hands 
and he committed it to John to do and exercise the king's will there as 
it was wont tO' be done and executed in times past. By C. 

To the sheriflF of Leicester. Order tO' cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of William de Stoke, who is so sick and broken by 
age that he cannot exercise the duties of that office. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamber- 
lains. Order to deliver to John Cosyn what they shall find to be owing 
to him, having viewed his bills, or to cause him to have a, competent 
assignment therefor, notwithstandinp- any order directing them not to 
pay any money, as John has besought the king: to order payment to be 
made to him, as the king is bound tO' him in 65Z. 16s. Zld., both for his 
wages and those of his fellows staying in the pele of Lynliscu, in the 
time of the late king, for the defence thereof, and for replacing his 
horses lost in those parts in the late king's time and for hay bought 
for the maintenance of those horses, as may fully appear by divers bills 
under the seal of the clerk of the late king's wardrobe, which John has 
in his possession. By p.s. 

To J. archbishop of Canterbury. Whereas the king lately ordered 
him to appoint trustworthy men to levy and collect the money of the 
two tenths granted to the king by the clergy of the province of Canter- 
bury, in the 10th year of his reign, to wit, one in the congregation of 
St. Paul's, London, and the other afterwards in the congregation at 
Leicester, so that those so appointed should pay all the money thereof 
at the exchequer, strictly enjoining those, who had collected the money 
of those tenths before that order was given, tO' haive all the money so 
collected, for which answer had not been made at the exchequer on a 
certain day, to be delivered to the treasurer, and although the king 
made assignments upon the issues of those tenths to divers persons, yet 
because it will behove the king to spend a great sum of money, both by 
reason of his present passage across the sea for the defence of the realm 
and of the rights of his crown, and for other most urgent affairs, ho 
orders the archbishop to speedily command those whom he appointed 
to collect the said tenths to have all the money thereof collected by 
them for the present term of Midsummer or any past term, at West- 
minster on Monday after St. Margaret the Virgin next, at latest, to 
be delivered to Master William la Zoucho, dean of St. Peter's, York, 
the treasurer, or to John Chamels, supplying his place, notwithstanding 
any assignments of these tenths made to merchants or others by the 
king, and the archbishop shall do this with all' possible speed, making 



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known to the collectors that if they do not have the money as aforesaid, 
the king -will punish them as disobedient. By K 

The like to the following bishops, to wit : — 
H. bishop of Rochester. 
J. bishop of Chichester. 
A. bishop of Winchester. 
R. bishop of Bath and Wells. 
R. bishop of Salisbury. 
Th. bishop of Hereford. 
S. bishop of Worcester. 
R. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 
The keeper of the spirituality of the bishopric of Ely. 
The keeper of the spirituality of the bishopzic of Norwich. 
S. bishop of London. 
J. bishop of Exeter. 
H. bishop of Lincoln. 
H. bishop of St. Davids. 
M. bishop of Bangor. 
J. bishop of Llandaff. 
D. bishop of St. Asaph. 

Like order to the following to command the collectors of the tenth 
in their diocese to have the money at York on the said day, to wit : — 
W. archbishop of York. 
R. bishop of Durham. 
J. bishop of Carlisle. 

June 28. To the abbot of Faversham. Whereas the prelates and clergy of 
Stamford, the province of Canterbury granted to the king two tenths on these 
goods and benefice in their congregations, one at St. Paul's, London 
(held at the same time as the parliament at Westminster on Monday 
after Sunday in Mid Lent, in the 10th year of the king's reign), and 
the other at Leicester on Monday after Michaelmas following, ex- 
pressly granting that if the sexennial tenth, granted by Pope John 
XXII. in aid of the passage beyond the sea, should be revoked, or that 
the exaction of the double tenth should not concur at the same time, 
whatever remained to be paid of that sexennial tenth should be assigned 
to the king in payment, and should take the place of the said tenth 
granted by the clergy, until the king should be fully satisfied for the 
biennial tenth granted to him separately, as aforesaid, and now the 
sexennial tenth is totally revoked by Pope Benedict XII., and the money 
of the biennial tenth pertains to the king; the king therefore orders 
the abbot to have all the money of that biennial tenth, collected by 
him, at Westminster on Monday after St. Margaret the Virgin, at 
latest, to be delivered to Master William la Zousche, dean of St. Peter's, 
York, the treasurer, or to John Chamels, supplying his place, notwith- 
standing any assignments upon those tenths made by the king to mer- 
chants or others, knowing that if he does not have the money so collected, 
as aforesaid, the kinp- will punish him as disobedient. By K. 

The like to all the collectors of the said tenths in the province of 
Canterbury, to wit : — 

The prior of Rochester. 

The prior of St. Bartholomew's, West Smethfeld, London. 

The prior of Norwich. 

The prior of Ely. 

The abbot of Battle. 



11 EDWARD III.— Pabt I. '81 



l"^'. Membrane B> — cont. 

The prior of St. Swithun's, Winchester, 
The abbot of Waverle. 
The abbot of Redynges. 
The abbot of Shirbourn. 
The prior of Bath. 
The dean and chapter of Exeter. 
The prior of Worcester. 
The prior of Hereford. 
The abbot of Burton-upon-Trent. 
The abbot of Gloucester. 
The prior of Kenilworth. 
The abbot of Oseneye. 
The prior of Daventre. 

The prior of St. Katherine^s without Lincoln. 
To the abbot of St. Mary's, York. Like order to have the money of 
the tenths granted by the prelates and clergy of the province of York, 
granted in their congregations, held in the church of St. Peter's, York, 
on 6th May, in the 10th year of the king's reign, and on Monday after 
St. Luke the Evangelist last, on the said day, at York, to be delivered 
at the king's receipt there. By K. 

The like to aU the collectors of the said tenths in the province of 
York, to wit : 

The prior of Kirkham. 

The abbot of Gervaux. 

The prior of Thurgerton. 

The prior of Durham. 

The prior of St. Mary's, Carlisle. 

June 22. To the taxers and collectors in co. Kent of the tenth and fifteenth 
Stamford, granted by the laity in the great council at Nottingham. Order, under 
pain of forfeiture, to have all the money of that tenth and fifteenth 
collected by them, and which is to be levied at the present tertn of 
Midsummer at Westminster, on Monday after St. Margaret the Virgin 
next, at latest, to be delivered to William la Zousche, dean of St. 
Peter's, York, the treasurer, or to John Cha^mels, supplying his place, 
notwithstanding any assignments of those tenthsi made by the king to 
merchants or others, knowing that if they do' not have the money as 
aforesaid, the king will punish them as disobedient. By K. 

The like to all the taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenth 
this side Trent, to have the money at London on the said day. 

The like to all the taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenth 
beyond Trent, to have all the money at York on the said day, to be de- 
livered to the treasurer there. By K. 



Membbane 7. 

June 28. To John de Pulteneye. Request to pay tO' William de Bohun, earl 
Kingscliffe. of Northampton, or to his attorney, 2001. remaining due to him of 
1,000/., which the king granted to him, ordering the collectors of 
customs in the port of London to pay him 200Z., the collectors in the 
port of Boston to pay 751., the collectors in the port of Kyngeston-upon- 
Hull to pay 751., the sheriffs of London to pay 100?., the sheriff of 
Essex to pay 50Z., for Easter term last, and because the sea passage 
was closed, the king ordered the treasure): and barons of the exchequer 
3l» ? 



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1337. 



June 25. 

Stamford. 



June 28. 
KingsclifEe. 



Juno 28. 

StaiHiford. 



Membrane 7 — cont. 

and the chamberlains to pay 300Z. for Easter term last, to the earl 
[as at page 49 above']; and satisfaction was given to the earl for 1507. 
of the said sums for Easter term ,and the remaining 350?. remain to 
be paid to him, as the king has been fully informed by William la 
Zousche, dean of St. Peter's, York, the treasurer, and others of the 
council, in whom he has confidence. The king has also ordered William 
de la Pole to pay 150Z. to the earl or his attorney. By K. 

Mandate in pursuance to William de la Pole. By K. 

Richard Mund, of Towcester, imprisoneid at Northampton for tres- 
pass of venison in the forest of Whitlewode, has letters to Bartholomew 
de Burghersh, keeper of the forest this side Trent, or to him who sup- 
plies his place in the said forest, to bail him until the coming of the 
justices next in eyre for pleas of the forest in co. Northampton. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to go in person tO' the chief messuage 
of the lands which belonged tO' Reginald de Rokesle, tenant in chief, of 
Creye, and to deliver that and the other lands which belonged to 
Reginald, together with the issues received by Isabella de Rokesle, to 
Augustine le Waleys, and if he find any one resisting him in the livery 
thereof, to cause him to be taken and kept in prison until further orders, 
taking the posse comitatus for this if necessary, and informing the king 
of the names of the persons so arrested, although the king lately com- 
mitted to Isabella the custody of the lands which belonged to Reginald 
de Rokesle, and which were in the king's hands by reason of the 
minority of Richard, son of William de Rokesle, Reginald's kinsman and 
heir, to hold until the heir should come of age, rendering 101. thereof 
yearly at the exchequer, at which the lands were extended by William 
Trussel, escheator this side Trent, yet because the king had previously 
granted to Augustine the custody of these lands for rendering the ex- 
tent thereof yearly at the exchequer, and wishing him to have it, he 
revoked the commission to Isabella., and granted the custody to 
Augustine to hold until the heir should come of age, rendering the said 
lOZ. yearly, and the king ordered the escheator to deliver all the said 
lands to Augustine, or to show cause why he should not obey the king's 
order; and the escheator has shown the king that he had gone to the 
said chief messuage and found there Isabella de Rokesle, Robert Laddo 
of Eynesford, John de Dorkynge, John le Brewere of Otteford, Robert 
le Mareschal of Otteford, Robert, parish chaplain of Otteford, John 
son of Gregory de Rokesle, William Sweyneslond. John atte Water, 
of Otteford, Robert Monelight, John le Heyward, of Lullyngeston, 
John Wither, John Launce, Geoffrey le Millere, Henry Brounsweyn, 
William atte Castel of Lulljmgeston, and. Simon le Porter, with several 
other persons unknown, who resisted him by armed force there, so 
that he could not deliver the messuage and lands to Augustine. 

To John Moryn, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to 
Agnes, late the wife of Roger de Somervill, tenant in chief, the lands 
which the king has assigned to her with the assent of Philip de Somer- 
vill, Roger's kinsman and heir, in Philip's presence, to hold in 
dower, to wit, a third part of a messuage in Burton Annays, co. 
York, which is not extended, a. third part of certain tenements in 
Benton, co. Northumberland, extended at 111. 7s. Ohd. yearly; a 
third part of lands in Kyllyngworth, in the same county, extended at 
47s. l^d. yearly ; a third part of certain lands in Stanyngton, in the 
same covmty, extended at 91, 2?, i^d. yearly; a third part of certain 



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1337. Membrane 7 — cont. 

lands in Belasise, in the same cOimty, extended at 41.?. yearly ; a third 
part of certain lands in Tranewcll, in the same county, extended at 3s. 
yearly ; a. third part of certain lands in Saltwyk, in the same county, 
extended at 22s. 6(f. yearly; a third part of the manor of Witton 
Underwod, in the same county, except certain tenements in Stanton, 
Wyndgates and Sheles, pertaining thereto, extended at 2Zl. 12d. yearly; 
a third part of 6s. 8d. rent in Stanton and Levericheheld, in the saime 
county, a third part of certain tenements in Wyndgates, in the same 
county, extended at 101. 14s. 3d., and a third part of certain lands in 
Sheles, in the same county, extended at 4Z. 12s. 8d. yearly. 

To the same. Order to deliver to the same Agnes, the following 
knights' fees, which the king has assigned to her to hold in dower, with 
Philip's consent, to wit: a knight's fee in Ruddestan, co. York, which 
Richard Sturmy and Agnes his wife hold, extended at 16^. yearly; an 
eighth part of a knight's fee in Thimum, in the same county, which 
Thomas Moubray holds, extended at 40s. yearly ; al thirtieth part of a 
knight's fee in Burton Annays, in the same county, which Richard 
Tourny holds, extended at 12s. yearly. 

To the same. Like order to deliver to Agnes the following advow- 
sons, which the king has assigned to her, to wit : the advowson of the 
chantry of Bixrton Annays and Thimum, co. York, extended at 40s. 
yearly; the advowson of Benton church, co. Northumberland, to wit, 
for the third turn of presenting to the same, extended at 20/. yearly, 
and the advowson of the chantry of Stanyngton, in the same county, 
to wit, for the third turn of presenting to the same, extended at 20s. 
yearly. 

June 28. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver a 
Stamford, fourth part of a moiety of the manor of Orreby, co. Lincoln, to Agnes, 
lat-e the wife of Roger de Somervill, whose fealty the king has taken, 
and not to intermeddle further with the remaining part of that moiety, 
restoring the issues thereof to her, because the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Robert and Agnes were jointly 
enfeoffed of that moiety by a fine levied in the king's court, by the 
grant of William de la Chaumbre, chaplain, for themselves and their 
heirs, and that the said fourth part is held of John, son and heir of 
Philip de Orreby, a minor in the king's wardship, by knight's service, 
and the remaining part is held of others than the king. 

July 13. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order, upon pain of forfeiture, to be 
VVeetminster. attendant upon William Fraunk and Reginald de Donyngton, in levy- 
ing 2,000 marks from the men of that county, as they shall make 
known to the sheriff, and to cause his ministers to do likewise, so that 
the king may not punish him for negligence or lukewarmness, as the 
king appointed William and Reginald to assess upon the men of that 
county 2,000 marks, which they had freely granted to the king for 
their discharge for having victuals which the king ordered them to 
provide there for his use, and to levy that money according to the 
assessment, and although the kmg several times ordered the sheriff 
to be attendant upon 'William and Reginald in this matter, he has 
hitherto refused to do so. By K. 

Membrane 6. 

July 6. To John Moryn, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
Stamford, further with 10 acres of land and 2 acres of meadow of Walter Pykard, 



84 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

•'■"*''' Membrane 6 — cont. 

in Braythewath, co. York, as the escheator returned that he had not 
taken into the king's hands any of Walter's lands, but that William 
de Clapham, late escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cumberland, 
and Westmorland, delivered to him, at the time of his substitution 
in that office, the said land and meadow which belonged to William de 
Leek, and which he then held for ai term of years not then past, by 
Walter's demise, asserting that they were in the king's hands by for- 
feiture, through William having joined the Scots; and afterwards the 
king learned from Walter that William had no estate in the land and 
meadow, except for a term of twelve years, by Walter's demise, and 
that the term is expired, and the king ordered the escheator to take an 
inquisition on the matter, by which it is found that William had no 
estate in the land and meadow except for twelve years by Walter's 
demise, which term expired on the day of the Invention of the Holy 
Cross, in the 9th year of the king's reign, and the land and meadow 
are held of the bishop of Durham by knight's service, and axe worth 
8s. yearly. 

t^ ( A ^^ Williatai Trussel, ,etecheator this side Trent. Order to cause 

Philip de Somervill to liave seisin of all the lands of which his brother 
Roger de Somervill was seised at his death, in his demesne as of fee, 
except the lands assigned in dower to Agnes, late Roger's wife, restoring 
to Philip the issues thereof received from 2 May last, when the king 
took his homage, as it being lately found by certain inquisitions, taken 
by John Moryn, escheator beyond Trent, after the death of Roger, 
that he held at his death, in his demesne as of fee, certain lands in 
Benton, Kyllyngworth, Stanyngton, Belassise, Tranewell and Saltwyk, 
in chief as of the crown, by the service of a knight's fee, and certain 
other lands, both of the king and other lords by divers services, and 
that Philip is his next heir and of full age, the king took Philip's 
homage, and ordered the escheator to cause him to have seisin of those 
lands; and although afterwards, another inquisition being inspected 
concerning other lands which belonged to Roger, the king learned that 
Philip is next heir apparent of Roger, and that Agnes was pregnant, 
and wishing to provide for the heir's indemnity, ordered the escheator 
to supersede the order directing him to deliver the lands to Philip, and 
if he had already done so, to resume them into the king's hand and 
to keep them so that he shall answer to the king for the issues thereof 
until further orders, but Alice has acknowledged before the king in 
chancery, and it is clear, by examination of her, that she is not preg- 
nant of Roger, who died before the Purification last. By C. 
The like to John Moryn, escheator beyond Trent. 

July 10. To the same. Order to cause Thomas le Taillour, son and heir of 

The Tower. John le Taillour, tenant in chief of the late king, to have seisin of all 

the lands which his father held at his death in chief, for which the 

king has taken his homage, because he has proved his age before the 

escheator. By p.s. 

July 1. To Simon de Gr^onmesby, e«cheator in the liberty of Holdemesse. 

Stamford. Order to caiuse William de la Twyer and Katherine his wife, daughter 
and co-heir of Thomas Hildeyard, tenant in chief of the late king, to 
have seisin of the purparty of Katherine, as on 23 May, in the 7th 
year of his reign, tlie king took the fealty of Robert de la Twyer, knight, 
who married Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of Thomas, who proved 
her a^e before John de Louthre, then escheator in cos. York, North- 



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1337, Membrane 6 — cont, 

umbei'land, Cumberland, arid Westmorlatid, and the king ordered that 
escheator to make a legal partition of the lands of which Tliomas was 
seised at his death, in his demesne as of fee, according to' the extent 
thereof, into two equal parts, in the presence of Michael de Wath, the 
king's clerk (to whom the late king committed the custody of the said 
lands until the heirs should come of age), if he chose to attend, aad 
to cause Robert and Elizabeth, as eldest, to harve seisin of their pur- 
party, and to demise into Michaiel's custody the purparty of Katherine 
imtii further orders, and now Katherine has proved her age before 
the escheator. 

July 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
Tbe Tower, and acquit the abbot and convent of Clyve of the fenn of 18/. and a 
mark, which they were wont to render yearly for the manor of Braunton, 
CO. Devon, from 26 July, in the 7th year of the king's reign, when ho 
granted that ferm to Elena de Mariiie, damsel of Queen's Philippa's 
chamber, for her good service, to be received yearly for life, and alter- 
wards the king ordered the abbot and convent to pay the arrears of 
that ferm to Elena, and to pay it thenceforth yearly, and they have 
done so, as they say. 

July 11. To the treasurer and chanaberlains. Order to cause 130Z. to be paid 
Westminster, to John Baronshel and John Stephani, merchants of the society of the 
Peruzzi, or to give them a suitable assignment therefor, cliai-ging Rohert 
Elys and GeoHrey Trote with tliat sum, which the said meichants paad 
to Robert and G-eolfrey at the king's request, upon the expenses of 
certain masters, mariners and others, whom the king sent to parts be- 
yond the sea to bring back safely to the realm his envoys tnere. 

By K. 

July 10. 'T^ ^^® treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 
The Tower. Philip de SomerviU, knight, and John de Ham bury, sometime ooUectors 
of the tenth and htteenUi gi-anted tO' the king in co. tttall'ord, to have 
allowance of 50 marks in tlieir account, as the icing granted to Maitiicia, 
late the wife of William, earl of Ulster, of his lavour and for her 
proper and honourable maintenance, 100 marks, to be received yearly, 
until 100 marks of land or rent yearly of the lauds which were in tne 
king's hands in the name of a custody, should come into the king's hands, 
to nold until the heirs should come of age without rendering anytliing 
thereof to the king, and the king ordered the treasurer and chamber- 
lains to pay ^0 marks to her from Easter term, in the 10th year of the 
reign, and H. bishop of Lincoln, then the treasurer, ordered the 
collectors of the tentli and fifteenth in co. Stafford to pay 50 marks 
to Matilda; and Philip and John paid 50 marks to Matilda by viii-ue 
of that order, as may tully appear, they say, by Matilda's letters patent 
in their possession. 

July 12. To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Order to permit Dominic 
Windsor. Pierres and Peter Nicholas, of Spain, to take their honey, hides, fells, 
cinnamon and fat to Brabant and Seland, having taken security from 
them, the customs due to the king being paid, as Dominic and Peter 
have besought the king tO' give them licence to take the said honey, 
<i:c., in their ships to the said ports, as they lately brought two small 
ships laden in their own ports with divers merchandise with cattle of 
weight, to Sandwich and paitly unloaded them there, and 12 butts of 
honey, 1,000 cow and calf hides of Spain, 50 bales {hale) of hare skins 



86 CALENDAE of close ROLLS. 



loo 7. Membrane 6 — cont. 

and of rabbit skins, 25 bales of cinnamon., and 20 pipes of fat, which 
they cannot sell there, still remain in the ship ; and the king has given 
them such licence so that they shall find suificient security before the 
mayor and bailiffs that they will not take the said honey, &c., else- 
where than to the said ports, and that they shall not be taken to 
Flanders, and will bring back to the mayor and bailiffs the letters of 
the duke of Brabant or of the count of Hainault and Seland testifying 
that they have taken their honey, &c. there and not elsewhere and 
unloaded it there. By C. 

July 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamber- 
WeBtniinstcT. lains. Order to pay 1,150 marks to Thomas de Peruch[iis] and John 
Baronshel and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Peruzzi, 
or to give them a suitable assignment where they may quickly be 
satisfied, as the said merchants, at the king's request, have paid 1,000 
marks to Henry, bishop of Lincoln, and to William de Monte Acuto, 
earl of Salisbury, and to William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, sent 
beyond the sea on the king's business, and lOOL to Nicholas Pyk upon 
the expenses of building a galley (galie) at Neuhithe, in Kent. By JL. 

July 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Robert de Barton 
The Tower, has besought the king to order allowance to be made to him in his 
account for his reasonable expenses in the following matter, for which 
lie has not yet obtained pa3rm6nt, as the late kmg appointed him 
keeper of his works in the castles of Carlisle and Cockermouth, and 
he incun-ed gi-eater expenses for the maintenance of himself, his men 
and Serjeants, staying in that custody, on account of the scarcity of 
victuals in those parts, thi'ough the Scots' frequent invasions, than was 
wont to be done there at another time; the king therefore orders the 
treasuretr and barons to cause reasonable wages to be allowed to Robert 
for the said time, according to their discretion, and to give hirn allow- 
ance, payment, or a speedy or suitable assignment therefor in the sur- 
plus of his account for what is due to him, having viewed his commis- 
sion and accounted with him for the time spent by him in that oflBice. 

By C. 



Membbane 5. 

July 12. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
The Tower, meddle further with a messuage and 50 acres of land of William atte 
Welle, of Sandwich, in Coldham, near Otrepole, restoring the issues 
thereof to him, as the escheator returned that he had taken those 
tenements into the king's hands, because he had found by inquisition 
of office that William acquired them in fee of Nicholas de Sandwico, 
who held them of the king in chief as parcel of the manor of Otrepole, 
without obtaining the king's licence; and afterwards the king learning 
from William that the premises are not held of Imn but of Roger de 
Maryns, ordered the escheator to take an inquisition, by which it is 
found that the premises are held of Roger, as of the manor of Otrepole, 
by the service of 2s. yearly, and are worth 30s. yearly. 

July 11. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
The Tower. John de Scoteneye of the extent of two parts of the lands which belonged 

to William de Putton in Burghton, co. Southampton, and Putton, co. 

Wilts, from 26 November, in the 2nd year of the reign, provided that he 



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1337. Membrane 5 — cont. 

answer to tlie king for that extent from the time when he held the 
said two parts be^fore that day, and for 10 marks fine, which he made 
with the king for having the custody of the said two parts, as on 25 
May, in the first year of the reign, the king committed to John the 
said two pai-ts, and the forest bailiwicks in the wood of Brokholt and 
park of Ciaryndon, pertaining to those lands, which are in the king's 
hands by reason of the minority of John, William.'s son and heir, 
rendering to the exchequer yearly the said extent, to hold of the king 
at ferm until the heir should come of age; and afterwards on the said 
26 November, by a fine of 10 marks which John made with the king, 
he granted to him the custody of the said two parts, extended at 
155. 4|(/. yearly, to hold with the bailiwicks of keeping the wood aoid 
park aforesaid until the heir should come of age, together with the 
marriage of the heir, and if John should die before he came of 
age, then John de Scoteneye should have the custody from heir to 
heir. 

July 10. To the same. Whereas because Thomas de Rokeby, when he was 
Westminster, sheriff of York, was attending to the king's affairs at another place, the 
king ordered the treasurer and barons to receive Peter de Richemund 
and John de Ampelford, clerk, to render Thomas's account ; and now 
Thomas has besought the king to cause Peter and John to be charged 
with the issues and profits of the county for the time when h© was in 
Scotland, as he was in the garrison of Strivelyn castle, and did not 
intermeddle with that office in any way, and Peter and John harve done 
all things pei-taining tO' the office, and have received the profits and 
issues of the county ; the king orders the treasurer and barons 
to account with Peter and John for the profits and issues of the county, 
and to cause them to be charged therewith, and with the king's debts 
which they shall be found to have received as far as they suffice for the 
satisfaction of the same. By C. 

July 18. To William Trussel, escheaitor this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
Weetminster. meddle further with the manor of Wyshangre, co. Gloucester, restoring 
the issues thereof to Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John 
of Jerusalem, in England, as lately at the prior's suit, showing the king 
that William de Tothale, late prior of the Hospital, had granted that 
manor to Hugh le Despenser, the elder, for life, and that the prior had 
entered the manor immediately after Hugh's death, and held it during 
his life, and after his death the present prior entered it and held it 
until the escheator amoved him therefrom, pretending that Hugh had 
entered that manor, which was held of the late king in chief, without 
obtaining the king's licence, the king ordered the escheator to take an 
inquisition on the promises, by which it is found that William, the late 
prior, in the 6th year of the late king's reign, granted the manor to Hugh 
for life, and immediately after his death, brother Leonard de Tibertis, 
then prior of the Hospital, entered it and held it for life, as did Philip 
after Leonard's death, until 4 June last, when the escheator took it 
into the king's hands, because it was found by inquisition of oltice, that 
William demised the manor to Hugh as aforesaid, and that the maaor 
is held of the king in frankalmoin, and is worth lOO*. yearly. 

July 24. To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to restore to Henry de Longeleye, 

Weetminster. clerk, his lands, goods and chattels, which were taken hito the king's 

hands upon his being indicted before William Ti-ussel and his fellows, 

justices of oyer and terminer in that county, of consenting to the death 



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1337. Membrane 5 — cont. 

of Thomas de Longeleye, of Coventry, as hei has purged his innocence 
before A. bishop of Worcester, to whom he was deUvered by the justices 
in accordance with the privilege of the clergy. 

July 21. To the same. Order to supersede the exigents and outlawry against 
Westminster. Heniy de Longeleye, clerk, if he has been) placed in exigent in that 
coointy at thei king's suit for the following reasons, as Henry was in- 
dicted as aforesaid and purged his innocence, and now he is newly 
indicted before the justices, and is placed in exigent to be outlawed 
because he did not come before the justices to answer the king in the 
premises. 

July 20. To the treasurer and barons of the eixchequer. Order to cause allow- 
Westminster. ance to be made to John de Glanton, constable of Carlisle castle, in 
111. 9s., owed by him to the king for the ferm of that castle for Michael- 
mas term last, of 17/. 9s. if they shall find him to have spent that sum 
in divers works in the castle, as John has besoug^ht the kinw to order 
this to be done. By C. 



July 23. 

Westminster. 



To Simon de Grymesby, escheator in the liberty of Holdernesse, co. 
York. Order not tO' inteirmeddle further with the lands which Alice, 
late the wife of Peter de la Twyer, held in dower at her death, as on 14 
September, in the 8th year of the reign, it being found by inquisition, 
taken by William de Clapham, escheator in cos. York, Northiimberland, 
Cumberland, and Westmorland, and by Simon, that William de la 
Twyer, at his death held no lands in chief as of the crown in that liberty, 
but that he held certain tenements in Wynestede, in Holdernesse, and 
two tofts in Frothyngham, and ai yearly rent of 25. issuing from free 
tenements in Paghelflete, in that liberty, of the king as of the honour 
of Albemarle, bj' the service of 20s. Ic^. yearly, and that William de la 
Twier, his son, was his next heir and aged sixteen years, the king took 
William's fealty for the lands held of the said honour, and ordered 
Simon to cause him to have seisin thereof, having taken security from 
him for rendering his reasonable relief to the king ; and now by an in- 
quisition taken by Simon, it is found that Alice held no lands at her 
death in chief as of the crown, but that she held in dower divers lands 
of the inheritance of William son of William, as of the said honour, 
by fealty and service of 3s. yearly, and divers lands of other lords. 



July 22. 



Td the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to deliver to Thomas de Brades- 
Westminster. ton, or his attorney, a ship called Cristeniasse, which the king has 
granted to him, which Richard de Hereford, of Bristol, and his fellows 
took from the men of Normandy and Flanders, upon the sea, and which 
pertains to the king. By p.s. [10096.J 

July 28. To the sheriff of Siirrey. Order tO' cause a coroner for that county 

Westminster, to be elected in place of Roland do Wykford, who is attendant upon 

the king's affairs, by special order. By K. and C. 



Membbane 4. 

July 18. To the taxers and collectors in co. Berks of the tenth and fifteenth 
The Tover. granted to the king by the ladty of the realm in the great council at 
Nottingham. Although the king lately ordered them to have the 
money collected by them of the term of Midsummer last, at West- 
minster on Monday after St. Margaret the Virgin next, to be delivered 
to Master William la Zousch, dean of St. Peter's, York, the treasurer. 



11 EDWABD Hi.— Part t. 89 



1387. Membrane 4 — cont. 

or to John Chamels, supplying his place, notwithstanding any ass'gn- 
ment made to merchants or others, yet the king, considering the useful 
services of Dinus Forsetti and his fellows, merchants of the society of 
the Bardi, and wishing the assignments made tO' them to remain in 
force, and payment and satisfaction to be made tO' them, orders the 
taxers and collectors to pay to the said merchants or their attorney 
what is in arrear to them of the said assignments, but tO' have all the re- 
maining money at Westminster as aforesaid. By K. and C. 

The like to the following in the following counties, to wit : — 
The taxers and collectors in co. Wilts. 
The taxers and collectors in co. Bedford. 
The taxers and collectors in co. Devon. 
The taxers and collectors in co. Somerset. 
The taxers and collectors in co. Hertford. 
The taxers and collectors in co. Middlesex. 
The taxers and collectors in co: Essex. 
The taxers and collectors in co. Northampton. 
The taxers and collectors in co. Oxford. 
The taxers and collectors in co. Norfolk. 
The taxers and collectors in co. Suffolk. 
The taxers and collectors in co. Buckingham. 

July 28. The like to the taxers and collectors in co. Gloucester for Richard de 
Weetminster. la Pole, the king's butler. 

July 24. To Ralph de Middelneye, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Corn- 
Weetminster. wall, and Devon. Order not to intermeddle further with a mill in 
Glas, CO. Devon, restoring the issues thereof to Margaret de Moeles, as 
the escheator returned that he had not taken it into the king's hands, 
but that Henry le Gilden, late escheator in these counties, delivered it 
to him, asserting that it was in the king's hands by reason of an aliena- 
tion, which John de Moeles, who held it in chief, made thereof to Roger 
de Moeles and Alice his wife, without obtaining the king's licence; and 
the king, being afterwards informed by Margaret, that the mill is held 
of other lords than the king, ordered the escheator to take an inquisi- 
tion on the matter, by which it is found that the mill is not held in 
chief but of the heir of John de Mohun, in the king's wardship by reason 
of his minority, and that the heir ought to hold the mill of Hugh de 
Courtenay, earl of Devon, by knight's service, and it is worth 30s. yearly. 

July 25. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause the prior of St. Mary Mag- 
Westminster, dalen, Tonebregg, to have seisin of 2 messuages, 28 acres of land, two 
acres of meadow and 2s. %d. rent in Eldyngge; Hugh de Audele, earl 
of Gloucester and Margaret his wife, to have seisin of 21 acres of land 
and 2 acres of meadow ; and the vicar of SS. Peter and Paul, Eldyngg, 
of a messuage and an acre of land of the said tenements, because the 
king has learned by inquisition, taken by the sheriff, that the said tene- 
ments, which Thomas Blakebrok held, who was outlawed for felony, 
were in the king's hands for a year and a day, and that Thomas held 
them of the said prior, earl, Margaret and vicar respectively, and that 
William de Northo had the year, day and waste thereof, and ought to 
answer for them to the king. 

July 27. To the sheriff of Essex. Order to deliver to Jakomina, late the wife 

Westminster, of Robert le Merk, knight, who is a native of the dominion of the king 

of France, her lands, goods, and chattels in Donmowe and Lyndesele, 



90 CALENDAB OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

iooi , Membrane 4 — cont. 

in that county, as she has shown the king that whereas her late husband 
was an Englisixman and died iu the allegiance of Edward I, and was 
enfeoffed jointly with her of the said lands, by a fine levied before the 
justices ot the bench of that king, and Jakomma held the lands jointly 
with Robert, and for forty years and more after his death, staying there 
continually without ever leaving the> realm, and that John de Marton 
took the baid lands, goods and chattels into the king's hands and de- 
livered I'hem to the sheriff to be kept, by virtue of tne king's commis- 
sion to him so to take all priories, houses, benefices and places of men 
of religion and other aliens of the said king's dominion, except the goods 
and chattels of the men of Britanny; and Jakomina came into chancery 
and found mainpernors for the king, to wit: Richard de Hatfeld, of 
that county, and Hem-y le Merk, of cos. Hereford and Gloucester, to 
undertake that she will answer to the king for the said goods and 
chattels and for the issues of the said lands it they ought to pertain to 
the king, and she has besought the king to order her lands, goods and 
chattels to be restored to her by the aforesaid mainprise. By C. 

To John de Marton. Order to deliver the said lands, goods and 
chattels to Jakomina, without delay. By C. 

July 20. To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Order to cause to be 
Westminster, restored to Jakemar de Huy, Alard Sahnyr, 'Thomas de Daunhegh, mer- 
chants of Dynant, in Ahnain, and to Gerard de Evemeys, Liberius de 
Evemeys, and Giles Vaghet, merchants of Loveyne, Brabant, their 
money, goods and chattels, arrested and not yet restored to them, ac- 
cording to the tenor of the king's orders to Michael le Yonge, Adam 
de Stefham and John Loverik, notwithstanding the king's commission 
to them, if they find that the merchants ai'e from Almam and Brabant, 
and that the money was received for the sale of their merchandise 
brought to London, as lately at the supplication of those merchants, 
showing the king that they had brought divers merchandise to London 
for their benefit, and had sold it there, and came to Sandwich with the 
money received, and Michael, Adam, and John had there arrested 
99/. of Jakemar, 62Z. of Alard, 731. of Thomas, 861. of Gerard, 65/, of 
Liberius, and 671. of Giles, and other of their goods and chattels, under 
colour of a commission, to make scrutiny and not to permit coin 
(denarios) or any other money, or silver m sheets, or gold or silver 
vessels, to be taken out of the realm, the king ordered Michael, Adam, 
and John to restore to the merchants their money, to do their will 
therewith, if they should ascertain that the merchants were from Ahnain 
and Brabant, and had received the money as aforesaid; and Michael, 
Adam, and John have hitherto delayed to deliver the said money, goods 
and chattels to the merchants, by pretext of the aforesaid commission, 
and of certain letters under the privy seal, whereupon the merchants 
have besought the king to provide a remedy. By C 

July 24. To the prior of Worcester. Order to pay to Richard de la Pole, the 
Westmiaster. king's butler, or his attorney, from the money of the tenth granted by 
the clergy of the province of Canterbury, in their congregation at 
Leicester, in the diocese of Worcester, the money in arrear to him of 
assignments made to him thereupon, notwithstanding the king's order 
to have the money at Westminster, but to have all the remaining money 
of that tenth at London without delay, to be delivered to Master 
William la Zousche, dean of St. Peter's, York, the treasurer, or to John 
Charnels, supplying his place, although the king lately ordered the 
prior to have tne money of that tenth c-oUected by him in the said 



U EDWARD 111.— Part 1. 91 



loo 7. Membrane 4 — cont. 

diocese, to be levied for Midsummer term last, at Westminster on Mon- 
day after St. Margaret last, to be delivered to the treasurer or Jolin, 
notwithstanding any assignment, yet the king has considered the 
useful services of Richard, and wishes, at his request, that the assign- 
ments made to him shall be paid. By K. and C. 

The like to the following in favour of Richard, to wit : — 

The prior of St. Bartholomew's, Westsmethefeld, London, in the 
diocese of London. 

The prior of St. Swithun's, Winchester, ") in the diocese of 

The abbot of Waverley, j" Winchester. 

The prior of Bath, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. 

The abbot of Shirebum, in the diocese of Salisbury. 

The prior of St. Etheldreda's, Ely, in the diocese of Ely. 

The prior of Holy Trinity, Norwich, in the diocese of Norwich. 

The prior of Kenilworth, i in the diocese of Coventry 



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The abbot of Burton-upon-Trent, j and Lichfield. 

Membrane 3. 

July 29. To the constables and keepers of the king's castles in North Wales. 
Westminster. Order, under pain of forfeiture, and as they would avoid the king's in- 
dignation, to permit the justice of North Wales and the chamberlain of 
Kacrnarvan, and their deputies, to enter the said castles, survey their 
munition, men and victuads, send victuals as often as necessary, put 
others in their place, and ordain concerning their safe custody, as it 
was lately ordained by the king and his council that the justice and 
chamberlain should do these things, and now he has learned that the 
constables and keepers do not permit them or their deputies to enter 
the castles for such purpose. By C 

To the sheriff of Kaernarvau. Order to bring personally all sums 
of money due to the king in that bailiwick, to the exchequer of 
Kaemarvan, to be paid in the presence of the controller there, because 
the king has learned that divers sums of money which ought so to be 
paid, are irregularly collected by him and his ministers, so that the 
controller cannot charge the sheriff therewith, whereby the king and 
his subjects in that bailiwick have incurred many evils and expenses, 
the king, because answer is not made to him for the said sums more 
often, the subjects because they were not acquitted thereof. By C. 

The like to the sheriff of Anglesey and the sheriff of Meryonyth, 
severally. By C. 

To the sheriff of Kaemarvan. Order to bring all the issues of his baili- 
wick to the exchequer of Kaemarvan, and to receive there by the hands 
of the chamberlain of North Wales, the fee pertaining to him, as was 
done in times past, because the king has learned from certain of his 
lieges that the sheriff detains in his possession a certain fee of sums 
of the money of the issues of the bailiwick, which he ought to pay at 
that exchequer, pertaining to him, as he asserts, for which satislaction 
ought to bo done to him of right and custom, by the hands of the said 
chamberlain, but the king wishes the fee pertaining to the sheriff', if 
any, and other fees of his ministers of those parts, to be paid in the 
proper manner by the hands of the chamberlain. By C. 

The like to the sheriffs of Angleseyc and Merionyth, separately. 

By c. 



92 Calendar of close rolls. 



i-ool. Membrane 3 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Kaernarvan. Order, under pain of the loss of his 
baiUwick, not to release any prisoners indicted for the death of a man 
or other felony, who are not plerviable, according to the law of those 
parts, by any plevin or mainprise, as the king has learned from certain 
of his lieges that the sheriff has hitherto so released such prisoners and 
continues to do so. By C. 

The like to the sheriffs of Angleseye and Merionyth, separately. 

By C. 

To the justice of North Wales or to him who supplies his place. 
Order to cause the under-sheriffs of cos. Kaernarvan, Angleseye, and 
Merionyth, to come before him on a certain day, if they have not 
hitherto found security to behave well in their offices, and to receive 
such security from them, and if they neglect it, then to cause the offices 
to be taken into the king's hands and committed by security to other 
fit persons in the king's name, because the king is informed that the 
under-sheriffs have not hitherto found such security, do not stay in their 
offices, do not answer to the king for the issues and other things which 
pertain to him, and do not serve the people of those pairts, whereby the 
king and liis people have suffered many injuries. By C. 

July 28. To Henry de Stratford, the king's clerk. Order to deliver to Master 
Westminster. Pancius de Controne, the king's leech, or his attorney, all the lands, 
possessions, benefices, goods ana chattels of the men of the power of the 
king of France in co. Grloucester, and not to intermeddle therewith, 
although the king lately aippointed him to take them into the king's 
hands, because Pancius is not of the said lordship. By K. and C. 

The like to Robert de Hemyngburgh, appointed for a like purpose 
in CO. Oxford. 

The like to the sheriff of Oxford, concerning the said lands, &c, de- 
livered to him by Robert. 

The like to the sheriff of Gloucester, concerning the lands, &c. de- 
livered to him by Henry. 

July 27. To Thomas de Knaresburgh, the king's clerk. A like order in favour 

The Tov;er. of John de Sancto Laurencio, Lansaven, parson of Long Newenton 

church, CO. Wilts, who is of the power of the king of Almain, and not of 

the kiag of France, as the king appointed Thomas to take such lands, 

&c., in the said county. By C. 

July 30. ^•-* ^^® sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause Alan son of Geoffrey de 
Westminster. Croumere, lord of a ship called la Hose, of Blakeueye, to be released 
without delay, by a mainprise, if he is attached for the foUowingf cause, 
as Alan has besought the king to order his release and that of his ship, 
as Simon le Fitz Rauf, master of that ship, had gone with it to Gascony 
to seek wine and other merchandise there, after it had been arrested by 
certain lieges for the king's service by his order, Alan being ignorant 
thereof, and his assent not haiving been obtained, and thus he is attached 
by the sheriff for this, although his ship is a^ested in the port of 
Boston by the admiral of the king's fleet from the mouth of the Thames 
towards the north ; and Alan ha,s found beforei the king in chancery, 
Ralph de Bockyngg, knight, of co. Surrey, and John Turk, of London, 
fishmonger, his mainpernors, who have undertaken to have the ship 
ready to set out in the king's service with other ships of the realm, and 
to answer the king for the contempt done in this respect. The king 



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has ordered the said admiral or those who supply his place to cause the 
said ship to be dearrested and delivered to Alan, by the said mainprise. 

ByC. 

To John de Ros, admiral of the king's fleet from the mouth of the 
Thames towards the north, or to those who' supply his place. Order to 
cause the ship to be dearrested and delivered to Alan by the said main- 
prise. By C. 

July 27. To Nicholas de Hulmo, the king's clerk. Order to cause the goods 
Tho Tower, and chattels which belonged to John de Stotevill, an alien, late parson 
of Ekynton church, co. Derby, to be delivered to Robert de la Cusyne, 
executor of his will, without delay, if they were seized by virtue of the 
king's appointment of Nicholas, by writ of the exchequer, to seize them 
into his hands, so that Nicholas should answer to the king for them, 
as the king has granted theim to Robert. By K. and C. 

July 26. To Robert de Hambury, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to cause 
Westminster, gjx ships suitable for the passage to Ireland of Thomas bishop of Here- 
ford, and John de Cherleton, the elder, whom the king has appointed 
treasurer and justiciary of Ireland, respectively, and of certain other 
of the king's ministers in the said land, about to set out with them, 
to be purveyed and made ready without delay, and to take them to a 
place and on a day which the bishop and John shall make known to 
them ; and to pay for the freight of the ships and the wages of 200 
Welsh foot, whom John is taking with him, from the time of theij" de- 
partiu-e from those parts until their arrival at Dublin, by the testimony 
of the bishop and John. By K. and C. 

July 22. To John Baronshel, John Stephani and Thomas de Peruchfiis] and 

Westminster, thgjr fellows, merchants of the society of the Peruzzi. Request to pay 

to William Bacoun 50 marks for affairs with which he is charged by the 

king and his council. By K. 

July 24. To Nicholas de la Beche, constable of the Tower of London, or to 
Westminster. Jijjn who supplies his place there. Order to cause John Brut to be re- 
leased from the Tower by a mainprise, without delay, as the king lately 
ordered the sheriff of Lincoln to take John, imprisoned at Lincoln, to 
the Tower, under safe custody, to be delivered to Nicholas, and to' detain 
him in the Tower until further orders, and Thomas Cheyno, of co. Nor- 
folk, John Claymond, of Kirketon, Walter de Malteby, Roger de Meres, 
of Kirketon, William White, of Pyncebek, and Robert de Toft, of co. 
Lincoln, have mainpemed in chancery to have John before the king or 
his council, his justices or elsewhere, whenever the king shall wish, to 
do and receive what shall be ordained by them, and that he will conduct 
himself well in the meantime. By K. 

July 28. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to deliver to Bertrand de 
Westminster. Noalhano, donsel, nephew and universal heir of Sir Montasinus de 
Noalhano, knight, lately deceased, or to Jordanus de Scassafort, Bert- 
rand's knight, proctor and attorney, 60^. of 160^. granted to him by the 
king, as the king granted to Bertrand 200?. in recompence of the damage 
and loss sustained by Montasinus in the service of Edward I, in wars 
in England, Scotland, and Gascony, and for a general release which 
Bertrand made to him in this respect, at the request of Sir Gaillard, 
cardinal deacon of St. Lucy in Silice, and the king caused 40/. thereof 
to be delivered to Jordanus by the hands of the merchants of tho society 



94 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



i''yol. Membrane 3 — cont. 

of the Bardi of Florence, and ordered the remaining 160Z. to be de- 
livered to Bertrand from the issues of the duchy [of Aquitaine] by the 
constable of Bordeaux, and Jordan has now besought the king in Bert- 
rand's name, to caiuse that money, or a part thereof, to be delivered, so 
that Bertrand may deck himself suitably for the king's service, as he 
and his said attorney cannot obtain any payment as yet on account of 
arduous affairs newly arisen in the said duchy. The king has also 
ordered the constable to deliver the remaining lOOl. to Bertrand or his 
attorney. By K. and C. 

Membbane 2. 

July 25. To Thomas de Knaresburgh, the king's clerk. Order to cause the 
Westnunster. prebend of Northnewenton, in the collegiate church of Wilton, to be 
restored to John de Vyenne, prebendary there, without delay, and the 
goods and chattels there and elsewhere in co. Wilts, which Thomas took 
into the king's hands by virtue of a commission, directing him so to take 
prebends, benefices, and goods and chattels of aliens of the dominion 
of the king of France, because it is ascertained that John is an English- 
man, and he and his father and mother were born in the realm. 

By p.s. [10120.] 

July 27. To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to deliver to the prior of 
Tho Tower. Swaveseye, in that county, his lands, possessions, benefices, goods and 
chattels taken into the king's hands by Henry de Ingelby, the king's 
clerk, together with the issues thereof, although the king lately ap- 
pointed Henry so to take all lands, goods and chattels of men of religion 
and of other men of the dominion of the king of France, except those 
of the men of Britanny, and deliver them to the sheriff, as the king 
has considered the poverty of that priory, and wishes to be merciful 
to the prior. By C. 

To Henry Haydok, the king's clerk. Like order in favour of Master 
Thomas do Luk, prebendary of Netheorbury and Bymynstre, in the 
church of St. Mary, Salisbury, who is of the parts of Rome and not of 
the dominion of the king of France, who has come to the kins; com- 
plaining that Heniy, who was appointed in co. Dorset, had taken the 
said prebend into tne king's hands, and beseeching the king to order 
it and his goods and chattels to be restored to him. By K. 

July 24. To Robert de Wardecop, the king's clerk. Order not to intermeddle 
Westminster. y^{^;[^ t,^^ manors, lands, horses, animals, corn, jewels or other goods and 
chattels of Isabella, lady of Mota, a native of the king of France's power, 
who is staying in the company of the king's daughter Joan, and of 
Mary de Sancto Paulo, countess of Pembroke, restoring what he may 
have taken, together with the issues, although the king appointed him 
to take into the king's hands all priories, lands, goods and chattels of 
all Frenchmen and others of the power of the king of France, in co, 
Suffolk, excepting those of the men of Britanny. By K. and C. 

[Feeder a.] 

July 27. To Henry de Ingelby. Order to deliver to the prior of Swaveseye, 
The Tover. co. Cambridge, his lands, benefices, goods and chattels, without delay, 
not intermeddling therewith, although the king appointed him to take 
into the king's hands all lands, goods and chattels of men of the power 
of the king of France in that county, as the king considers the poverty 
of the priory aud wishes to be merciful to the prior. By C. 



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95 



Aug. 1. 

Clarendon. 



July 26. 

Westnvinster. 



Ioo7. Membrane 2 — cont. 

July 27. To the sheriff of Sussex. Like order in favour of Eauulph Lessorle, 

The Tower, vicar of Stennynges church, in that county, although the king ordered 

Edmund de Grymesby to take such lands and goods into his hands and 

deliver them to the sheriff for the king's use, as the king has considered 

the poverty of Rauulph, and wishes to be merciful to him. By C. 

To Edward, duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, the king's son, or 
to his justice, or to him who supplies the place of the justice. Order 
not to molest or aggrieve Griffin Grach by reason of his return, because 
the king has given him licence to return home, as the king has ordained 
the leading of the Welsh of North Wales, whom Griffin led to the king 
at London, to be done by another. By K. 

To Richard de Wvlughby and his fellows, justices appointed to hear 
and determine a trespass committed on Hugh de Blid by Thomas de 
Foumeux, of Carleton, in Lyndrik. Although Thomas asserted before 
them that he had the king's letters patent of protection until a certain 
time, acquitting him of all pleas and suits, with certain exceptions, and 
exhibited before them such letters, to impede Hugh's suit in the plea 
pending before the justices concerning that trespass, wherefore the plea 
was long delayed ; yet because, upon inspection of the chancery rolls, 
it is not found that such letters are enrolled there, and the king has 
learned from trustworthy testimony that Thomas was not then in his 
service, and he has now set out, he has revoked the letters of protection 
and notifies this to the justices, ordering them to proceed to render 
justice in that plea, notwithstanding the said letters. By K. 

To John Chameles, the king's clerk. Order to deliver 200 marks of 
the money in his custody to William Stury, in part maintenance of the 
masters and mariners of ships which the king lately caused to come to 
the port of the city of London, or in part payment of their wages, if 
they ought to receive any from the king. By C. 

Aug. 2. To William Stury. Order to deliver certain sums of the sa-'d 200 

Westminster, maj-ifg ^ the said masters and mariners, in aid of their maintenance, or 
in part payment of their wages, maldng indentures with them there- 
upon. By C. 

July 30. To the sheriff of Essex and Hertford. Whereas the king lately 
Westminster, ordered the prior of St. Bartholomew, Smethfeld, London, to have all 
the money of the tenth granted by the clergy at St. Paul's, Lon- 
don, and at Leicester, at Westminster on Monday after St. Margaret 
last, to be delivered to Master William la Zousche, dean of St. 
Peter's, York, the treasurer, or to John Charnels, supplying his place, 
notwithstanding any assignments made to merchants or others, in 
aid of the expenses for the defence of the realm, and the prior, ap- 
pearing before the treasurer on that day, delivered to him certain sums 
of that money collected by him, and did not pay other sums, to wit, 50 
marks due by the abbot of Waltham, Ills. 5^^. by the prior of Colne, 
71s. 7^d. by the prior of Hatfeld Regis, 6Z. 13s. lUd. by the abbot of 
Bileigh, 65s. 7|t?. by the prior of Thoby, 48s. 3d. by the abbot of St. 
Albans, 28s. 3d. by the prior of Royston, 32s. did. by the prior of Hat- 
feld Peveril, and 19s. 2^(1. by the prior of Tremhale, asserting that those 
abbots and priors had altogether omitted to pay that money, and that he 
prosecuted against them by ecclesiastical censures to levy the money; 
the king not wishinsr to tolerate such things, orders the sheriff to go in 
person to the said abbots and priors, to exact the money due from them, 



July 30. 

Westminster. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1337. 



Memhrane 2 — cunt. 



and if they refuse to pay immediately, then to cause the sums to be 
levied of their goods and chattels without delay, so that he shall have 
the money at London on the feast of St. Laurence next, without fmther 
delay, to be delivered to the treasurer; and to make known to each of 
the said abbots and priors that they shall be in person before the king 
and his council at the said place and day to answer for the contempt 
and injury done by them, and further to do and receive what shall be 
ordained there. If the sheriff is in any way slack in the execution of 
this order, he shall be speedily amoved from his office and punished for 
his rebellion and disobedience with all rigour of the law. By K. and C. 

The like to the following sheriffs to levy the following sums of the 
following priors, to wit: — 

The sheriffs of London, 15/. 10.9. life?, from the prior of Holy Trinity, 
London, without the threatening clause. 

Tlie sheriff of Surrey, 72s. \\\d. from the prior of Suthwerk. 

The sheriff of Norfolk, 30s. ^d. of the prior oi Tefford Monachorum. 

By K. and C 

Aug. 6. To the sheriff of Buckingham. Order to bring those 55 marks which 
The Towev. ^|,g ^iing lately ordered him to pay to Robert de Fienles [as at page 
60 above] to London, to have them there on Wednesday after St. 
Laurence, to be delivered to Master William la Zousche, the treasurer, or 
to John de Chamels, clerk, supplying his place, because the king has 
caused the lands, goods and chattels of Robert and other aliens of the 
power of the king of France, to be taken into his hands, and the pre- 
vious writs restored to chancery to be cancelled. By C. 

To James le Botiller, earl of Ormound, lord of the town of Ayles- 
bury, or to his bailiffs there. Like order with respect to the 30Z. which 
the king ordered him to pay to Robert [as at page 59 ahove]. By C. 



Aug. 6. 
The Tower. 



To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Order tO' cause all the money 
arrested by them, which ought to remain to the king as forfeit, to- come 
to London, to be here on Wednesday after St. Laurence, to be delivered 
to Master William la Zousche, the treasurer, or to John de Charnels, 
clerk, supplying his place. The king however wishes the money of 
certain merchants of Almain and Brabant, for goods sold by them, to 
bo delivered to them entire, according to his orders, under the great 
seal. By C. 



July 26. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 1. 

To Gilbert de Chishull, the king's clerk. Order to cause the church 
of Iv3nigho, CO. Buckingham, and the lands, goods and chattels of James 
de Florencia, parson there, to be restored to him without delay, together 
with the issues thereof, although the king appointed Gilbert to take 
into his hands all the possessions of aliens in co. Buckingham, so that 
he should answer therefor to the sheriff there, during pleasure, yet the 
king wishes the said possessions to be restored to James, because he 
is not a native of the power of the king of France, as has been testified 
by those in whom the king has confidence, and for other causes. 

By K. and C. 

The like to Robert de Hemmyngburgh for Palmerus de Florengiaj^ 
parson of Methelyngton church, co. Oxford, 



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i-667, Memhrnne 1 — ront. 

July 26. To the collectors of the old and new customs in the port of London. 
Westminster. Whereas the king has ordained with the a-ssent of the prelates, earls, 
barons, and others of the council, for the defence of the realm, that 
30,000 sacks of wool brought to the realm by William de la Pole, of 
Kyngeston-upon-HuU, Reginald de Conductu, and other merchants of 
the realm, whom the king caused to be convoked at Westminster 
on the morrow of St. James the Apostle last, shall be taken and bought 
for a certain price agreed upon by the king and his council and the mer- 
chants, and shall be transmitted to parts beyond the seas, as is fully 
contained in an indenture made with the merchants, and that 10,000 
sacks of the wool are loaded and taken away in the port of London, 
and the residue in certain other ports, and that 20s. are received 
from each sack of 3,500 of those taken out of the realm from the port of 
London ; the king therefore orders the collectors to receive the said 20s. 
a sack for the king's use in the passage thereof from that port., and 40s. 
for each last of hides, and 20s. for every 300 wool fells, beyond the 
custom due by denizens, according to the form of the grant made by the 
merchants of the realm at Nottingham, in subvention of the expenses 
for the defence of the realm, and 20s. on every miliare of tin, 6s. 8d. for 
each load of lead, which hides and wool fells by denizen merchants, and 
tin and lead, by alien and denizen merchants, the king granted, by the 
advice of William and Reginald, to be taken out of the reailm by 
sufficient security, and the king wishes to cause 20s. for the tin amd 
6s. 8d. for the lead to be received in the meantime, and paid to those 
from whom they were received, at certain days, and to permit William 
and Reginald and the other merchants to take the said 10,000 sacks, 
hides, and fells and tin and lead to parts beyond, from that port-, and 
to cause the seal called ' coket,' which was laitely shut up under locks 
and seals by them, to be opened without delay, one part to be delivered 
to William and Reginald, or their attorney, and the seal to be kept for 
the collection of the new custom under the seals of William and 
Reginald, or their attorneys, notwithstanding any inhibitions or orders 
not to take wool and merchandise out of the reahn, or to keep the said 
seals shut up, and to pay all the money from the said wool, hides and 
wool fells, tO' William and Reginald, from time to time, or to' their 
attorneys, by indentures, in part satisfaction of a great sum of money 
which they and other merchants have undertaken to pay for the king. 
The king does not wish and forbids the collectors, under pain of for- 
feiture, to permit any wool, except the said 10,000 sacks, to be taken out 
of that port to parts beyond, until further orders from the king or from 
William and Reginald. By K. and C. 

The like to the collectors of the old and new customs in the following 
ports, to wit : — 

The collectors in the port of Boston for 6,000 sacks of wool, and that 
20s. are received for each of 2,500 sacks of the same. By K. and C. 

The collectors in the port of Kyngeston-upon-Hull, for 8,000 sacks, 
and that 20s. are received for each of 2,900 sacks of the same. 

By K. and C. 

The collectors in the port of Southampton, for 500 sacks, and that 
20s. are received for each sack of the same. By K. and C. 

The collectors in the port of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, for 700 sacks of 
wool, and that 20s. are received for each sack of the same. 

By K. and C. 



98 



CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



Aug. 6. 

Wostminster. 



July 25. 

Westminster. 



1337. Membrane 1 — cont. 

Aug. 1. To "William FitzWaryn ' le frere.' Order to pay to the brethren and 
The Tower, sisters of the hospital of St. Giles, Wilton, the arrears of 6 marks 
yearly of the rent and issues of the town of Wilton, from the time 
when it was in his haaids, amd to pay those 6 marks yearly henceforth, 
as the king ordered John de Hamham to deliver that rent to them and 
to pay it yearly thenceforth [as in this Calendar, 6 Edward III, page 
511], and now it has beeij shown to the king by the brethren and sistears 
that William detains that sent from them from the time when the town 
wag in his hands by the king's grant, wherefore they have besought the 
king to provide a remedy. 

To Robert Clere, late keeper of the bishopric of Norwich, void and 
in the king's hands. Order to have all the money of the issues of the 
bishopric received by him, at London, without delay, to be delivered 
to Master William la Zousche, dean of St. Peter's, York, the treasurer, 
'or to John Charnels, supplying his place. By K. 

To Gilbert de Chishull, the king's clerk. Order to cause the house 
of Farleye, co. Bedford, founded by Henry III, for chantries and alms 
for his soul, and the lands, goods and chattels belonging thereto, which 
he had taken into the king's hands by virtue of the king's commission 
directing him so to take the lands, goods and chattels of aliens of the 
power of the kin? of France, and because the said house is subject to 
the hospital of Simtyngfeld, in parts beyond the sea, to be delivered 
without delay, as the king has compassion on the state of the said 
hospital or house, the master and brethren of which are of the king's 
nation, and who have not wherewith to live of their own, unless they 
receive help from Christians, who also make no apportum on account 
of their poverty. The king wishes Gilbert and the sheriff of Bedford 
and Buckingham, to whom the said goods and chattels were delivered, 
to be discharged. By K. and C. 

To the sheriff of Bedford and Buckingham. Like order to deliver 
the said lands, goods and chattels to the master and brethren. 

By K. and C. 

To the sheriff of Buckingham. Like order to deUver to Ingelram de 
Canewell, a native of the power of the king of France, his lands, goods 
and chattels, which Gilbert de Chishtdl took and dehvered to the sheriff 
by indenture, accepting security from Ingelram that he will behave well 
and faithfully, and will not eloign his goods from the realm, because 
he has stayed thirty years and more at Wendovore and elsewhere in the 
realm, having children and a wife there, perpetual domicile, lands in 
lot amd scot, and other things touching the community of the realm, 
as the king has learned from trustworthy testimony, wherefore the king 
does not wish to deal hardly with him. 

Aug. 3. To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to pay lOZ. tO' John de Glanton, 
Claxendkjn. constable of Carlisle castle, without delay, in part recompense for the 

expenses incurred by him in retaining armed men for the safe keeping 

of the castle for a long time. 



Aug. 1. 
Westmi aster. 



Aug. 2. 
Clarendon. 



To the sheriff of Cambridge. Whereas the king lately ordered the 
prior of St. Etheldreda's, Ely, to have all the money of the tenth granted 
by the clergy in the diocese of Ely at Westminster, on Monday after 
St. Margaret, to be delivered to the treasurer \as at page 34 ahove^, 
and the prior did not pay certain sums of that tenth, to wit, 1001. due 
by the executors of the will of John de Hothum, bishop of Ely, assert- 



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99 



1337. Membrane 1 — cont. 

ing that the executors had altx)gether omitted to pay that money, and 
he had prosecuted against them by ecclesiastical censures for levying the 
money ; the king not wisliing to tolerate such things longer, orders the 
sheriff to go to the executors, exact from them the said money, receive 
it and deliver it to the prior, so that he shall answer therefor to the 
king, and if they refuse to pay it, then to cause it to be levied of the 
bishop's goods and chattels in their custody without delay, so that he 
have the money at London on St. Bartholomew next, without fiirther 
delay, to be delivered to the prior. He shall also make known to the 
executors that they shall be before the king and his council at an ap- 
pointed day and place to answer for their contempt in this matter, and 
to do and receive what shall there be ordained, and if the sheriff is 
remiss in the execution of this order, the king will punish htm. for his 
rebeUion and disobedience. By K. 

Aug. 4. To the taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in co. Middle- 

The Tower, sex. Order to have all the money of that aid in their possession ait 

London on Wednesday after St. Laurence next, to bo delivered to 

Master William la Zousche, dean of St. Peter's, York, the treaisureir, or 

to John Chamels, supplying his place. By K. 



3IEMBBANE 37d. 

Jan. 27. Brother Walter, abbot of Hyde, near Winchester, acknowledges for 
Langley. himself and convent that they owe to Asselin Simonetti, of Lucca, mer- 
chant, 480/. ; to be levied in default of payment, of their lands, chattels 
and ecclesiastical goods in co. Southampton. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas Fabel, of Hatfeld Peverel, acknowledges that he owes to 
Robert de Teye, 266Z. 13s. 4d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Essex, 

Feb. 6. John, son of Henry de Cobham, acknowledges that ho owes to Edward 
Langley. de Kendale, knight, 700 marks; to bo levied, &c., in co. Kent. 

Edward de Kendale, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John, son 
of Henry de Cobham, knight, 600 marks; to be levied, &c., in co. Hert- 
ford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Jan. 26. Thomas Purchaceour is sent to' the abbot and convent of Bardeneye 

The Tower, to receive such maintenance for life as John de Hammere, deceased, 

had there at the late king's request. By p.s. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of the port of Dover. Order not to permit 
any men to cross from that port, and if any shall come there for the 
purpose of crossing, or from parts beyond the sea, then tO' cause dihgent 
scrutiny to be made upon them of their letters and apporta, as secretly 
as possible, sending all such letters to John, archbishop of Canterbury, 
the chancellor, without delay, to be examined, as ho has been enjoined, 
and to cause such apporta to be arrested and kept safely under their 
seals until further orders, informing the king of the sums which ticy 
so arrest and the chajicellor of the names of those who brought them. 

[Fcedera.] By K. 

Jan. 25. To the treasurer and bairons of the exchequer. Order not to put 
Laogley. John Mauger, late sheriff of Hereford, in default for not appearing 

02 



100 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



o- Meo 






t;0. UA 



i^'J^f' Membrane 37d — cont, 

before tliem on the day which he had on the morrow of Hilary last, to 
render his account for the time when he was sheriff, as he was detained 
in the Tower under the custody of Nicholas de la Beche, the constable, 
and to receive John Daleweye and William de Whitefeld, John's 
attorneys, to render that account. By K. 

Nicholas de Dunstaple, roper, and citizen of London, acknowledges 
that he owes to Hildebrand Suderman, 1001. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Feb. 15. Edmund, son of John Sauvage, acknowledges that he owes to John 
Langley. de la Pole, of Gloucester, of London, goldsmith, 100?. ; to be levied, 
etc. in CO. Kent. 

Feb. 14. To the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. Order to deliver to John de 

The Tcwer. Thrandeston, whom the king is sending to Holland and Seland on his 

affairs, a ship or barge for his passage, without delay, notwithstanding 

any prohibition of the king or the admiral of the fleet in those parts of 

crossing out of the realm. 

Feb. 14. To Thomas de Warrewyk Order, iipon sight of these presents, to 
The Tower, come to the king in England, to inform him upon the affairs with 
which he was charged by the king and his council, and to have a con- 
ference upon them, so that the king may be able tO' act thereupon, by 
the advice of his council and such deliberation. By K. 

To the count of March. The king sends to him John de Thrandeston, 
yeoman, requesting the count to give him audience and credence. 
[Fcedera.l 

To the burgomasters and echevins of the town of Burcels. Request 
to give credence to what John de Thrandeston shall say with respect 
to the thing which the king has ordered concerning staples of wool of 
the realm, to be granted in the duchy of Brabant. [Ibid.] 

The like to the burgomasters, echevins and lawful men of Louveyn 
and Malyns. [Ibid.] 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Whereas divers men^ of the realm 
who hold their lands of the king by barony as of the castle of Newcastle- 
upon-Tyne, and otherwise, who are bound, by reason of such tenure, 
to repair and maintain certain houses and buildings within that castle, 
will now cause those houses and buildings to be erected and repaired, 
as is said, a part of which is ruined and another part totally fallen 
down, and the king has learned that fitting windows and doors still 
remain to be placed there, he therefore orders the sheriff to compel such 
tenants, by distraints or otherwise,' to add such windows and doors, 
and the doors to be provided with locks, enjoining the tenants, when the 
buildings have been thus closed, to dehver the keys of the said locks 
to John de Thyngden, surveyor of the king's works in that castle, or 
to him who supplies his place there, to be kept until further orders. 
The king has ordered John to receive the keys and keep them as afore- 
said. By K. 

Enrolment of grant by Richard Bagge, of co. Dorset, to John Stretch 
of the chief bailiwick, and bedelry of the king's hundreds in that county, 
which John appointed him to hold during John's life. Dated at Otte- 
ford, on 16 February j 11 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Richard came into chancery at Westminster on 
18 February and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



Feb. 10. 

London. 



Feb. 10. 
London. 



Jan. 28. 
Langley. 




11 EDWARD HI.— Part I. 



101 



1337. 

Feb. 21. 

Haftfield. 



Membrane 37d — -cont. 



Feb. 23. 

Hatfield. 

Feb. 24. 
Hatfield. 



Feb. 20. 
Hatfield. 



John de Drokenesford acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Iford 40Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his land and chattels 
in CO. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Drokenesford, of co. Essex, acknowledges that he owes to 
William Box, citizen of London, 40^. ; to be levied, as aforesaid. 
Cancelled on payment. 

William de Iford acknowledges that he owes to William Box, citizen 
of London, AOL ; to be levied, etc. in the city of London. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John a.tte Burgate, of Chig'well, acknowledges that he owes to' Theo- 
bald Poleyn, of Leighton, 60s. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Essex. 

Richard de Parva Abiton, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Peter 
de Pakenham, vintner of London, 80 marks; to be levied, etc. in co. 
Cambridge. 

Master John de Wakefeld puts in his place John de Pokelyngton and 
William de Hawkesworth, to prosecute the execution of a recognisamce 
for 4:01., made to him. in chaaicery by Robert de Wakefeld, parson of 
Haselwell church. 

To the abbot and convent of Niwenham. Order to send a strong 
horse not (euitum) to chancery to carry the chancery rolls, to 

be there on the morrow of St. Gregory next, toi be delivered to Michael 
de Wath, keeper of those rolls. By K. 

Memorandum, that Thomas Godethop, of London, mercer, acknow- 
ledges in chancery at Westminster on 22 February, that the first term of 
payment of 405. of 11. due by him to Williaim Bray of Caen (Cadomo), 
IS on the first fairs of St. Giles, Winchester, and the second term of the 
remaining 100s. is a year after. 

Hildebrand de London acknowledges that he owes to Menandus de 
Brekas, 2001. ; to be levied, in default of pa.yment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Somerset. 

Vacated because otherwise below. 

Hugh de Berewik acknowledges that he owes to John de Wisshawe, 
clerk, 54s. Ad. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Wilts. 

Richard de la Vache, knight, of co. Buckingham, acknowledges that 
he owes to Thomas Bcnet, brashwcod seller of London, 14/. ; to be levied, 
etc. in that county. 

John, son of Robert Poteys, of Wiltone, acknowledges that he owes 
to Michael de Ponyngges, knight, 20Z. ; to he levied, etc. in co. Norfolk. 

Hildebrand de London acknowledges that he owes to Menandus de 
Brokas, 200/. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Somerset. 

March 9. Robea't, bishop of Salisbury, acknowledges that he owes to Master 
Westminster. Elias de Sancto Albano, canon of the cathedral church of Salisbury, 

1,000/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and 

ecclesiastical goods in co. Wilts. 

March 10. John de Strethay acknowledges that he owes to Wilham do Herle, 
Westminster, knight, 20/.; to be levied, iu default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Stafford. 



March 8. 
WestminBter. 



March 8. 
WestminBter. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1337. 



Membbane 3Qd. 



March 4. John Coppjmg, of Tonebrigg, Richard Coppyng, of Peapyngbery, 

Weetmiuster. Gilbert Fremont, of Hadlo, William Kenewy, of Westfarlegh, Thomas 

Coppying and John Ylesersh, of Peapyngbery, acknowledge that they 

owe to Reginald de Cobeham, knight, 400Z. ; to be levied, in defaiilt of 

pajTnent, of their lands and chattels in oo. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment, atiknowledged hy John de Percehrigg, 
Eegin-ald's attorney. 

The abbot of Westminster acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Oxon[ia], of London, vintner, 2001. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Middle- 
sex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

— ■ — Edward de Sancto Johanne, holding a part of the land which be>- 

longed to John de Sancto Johanne, of Basyng, puts in his place Robert 
de Loxelegh and Henry de Loxelegh to defend the execution of a re- 
cognisance for 100^., made by John, in the late king's chancery, to 
John de Anne and Bartholomew de Tytyng, citizens of Winchester. 

March 6. Thomas, prior of Bath, acknowledges for himself and convent that 
Westminster, they owe to John de Oxon[ia.], citizen and vintner of London, 6001. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesi- 
astical goods in CO. Somerset. 

March 7. Geoffrey West, of Gretford, acknowledges that he owes to Master 
Westminster. John de Langetoft, clerk, 40Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels ii; co. Lincoln. 

Robert de Sutton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Driby and John de Overton, 300 marks; to be levied, etc. in co. 

Gloucester. 

Giles de Badlesmere acknowledges that he owes to Gilbert de 
Umframvyle, earl of Anegos, 1,100 marks; to be levied, etc. in co. Kent. 

Enrolment of release by Gilbert de Ounfrevill, son of Sir Robert de 
Ounfrevill, earl of Anegos, to Sir Giles de Badlesmere, of all his right 
and claim in the manors of Hameldon and Marketes Overton, oo. Rut- 
land, and in the advowsons and knights' fees pertaining thereto. Wit- 
nesses, Thomas de Verdon, Robert de Helewell, John de Boyvill, knights, 
John Basset, William atte Hide, Thomas de Wenton, Henry Flean- 
myng. Dated at Hameldon, on 20 March, 1 1 Edward IIL 

Vacated because otherwise below. 

Feb. 11. Walter de Wetewang, clerk, is nominated to the abbot and convent 

l^e Tower, of St. Albans for that yearly pension in which they are bound to the 

king by reason of the new creation of the abbot. By p.s. 

Enrolment of release by Simon, son and heir of Henry Touk, of Kehn, 
to Robert de Kehn, clerk, of all his right and claim in a toft, 2 bovat<3s of 
land, and 9 acres of meadow in Kehn. Witnesses, Sir Thomas de 
Bekeryng, Sir Robert Jorz, of Birton, knights, Robert Stuffyn, of 
Neuwerk, John de Shii-bom, of Neuwerk, Robert de Bildesthorp, of 
Neuwerk, John de Annesleye, of Morton, and Robert de Streton, of 
Kehn. Dated at Westminster, in the king's palace on 8 March, 11 
Edward III. 

Memorandum, that Simon came into chancery at Westminster on 9 
March and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



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103 



1337. 
March 10. 

Westminster. 



March 9. 

Westminster. 



March 10. 

Weetminster. 



Membrane 36d — co)it. 

Edward de Montehumerii acknowledges that he owes to Peter do la 
Mare 1001. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in cos. Southampton and Wilts. 

Enrolment of indenture between Sir Edward de Monthumer and Sir 
Peter de la Mare, witnessing that whereas Edward has made the pre- 
ceding recognisance, Peter grants that if Edward or his attorney cause 
him to have an estate in the manor of Hounton, except the forprise, in 
an indenture of covenant made between them within the three days 
following the ' hokeday,' after the making of these presents, to hold from 
that time until Michaebnas following, then the recognisance shall be 
void. Dated at London on 12 Marcli, 11 Edwaxd III. French. 

Memorandum, that Edward and Peter came into chancery at West- 
minster on the said 12 March, and acknowledged the preceding inden- 
ture. 

Enrolment of release by Gilbert de Ounfrevill, son of Sir Robert de 
Ounfrevill, earl of Angos and lord of Ridosdale, to Sir Giles do Badlea- 
mere of all his right and claim in the manors of Hameldon and Marketes 
Overton, co. Rutland, and in the advowsons and knights' fees pertain- 
ing thereto. Witnesses, Thomas de Verdon, Robert de Helewell, John 
de Boyvill, knights, John Basset, WiUiam atte Hide, Thomas de Wenton, 
Henry Flemyng. Dated at Hameldon on 6 March, 11 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that the earl came into chancery at Westminster on 
the said 6 March and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

John, son of Robert Poteys, of Wiltone, acknowledges that he owes 
to Michael de Poningges, knight, 201.; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

John de Russhe, of co. Worcester, and Roger de Ledebviry, parson of 
Suthlvtffenham church, in Rotheland, acknowledge that they owe to 
Walter de Shobedon, knight, 10/.; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in the said county. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John Dryng acknowledges that he owes to Master John de Burnham, 
parson of Felmersham church, 14/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

The same John Dryng acknowledges that he owes to the said Master 
John 30s. ; to be levied as aforesaid. 

William Hardehed, of Ratlesden, and John de Weyerden, of Rateles- 
dene, acknowledge that they owe to Master Thomas de Felthorp, parson 
of Ratelesdene church, diocese of Norwich, 42/. 135. 4c/. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Suffolk. 

Alan de Twitham and Robert Cheyni acknowledge that they owe to 
William, son of John Knyght, of Eyton, 80/. ; to be levied, etc. in co. 
Kent. 

Henry de la Pole of Hertingdon acknowledges that he owes to Master 
John de Ebor[aco], cook, 10 marks; to be levied, etc. in co. Derby. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John Fitz Wautier, lord of Wodeham, acknowledges that he owes to 
Robert de Teye, WilUam de Teye, and William, parson of Great Teio 
church, 180/. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Essex. 

Robert Piltebeni acknowledges that he owes to Walter Neel, 15/.; 
to be levied, etc. in co. Kent. 



104 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1337. Membrane 36fZ — cont. 

Gerard de Insula and Eleanor, his wife, holding a part of the land 

which belonged to John de Sancto Johanne, lord of Basyng, put in 
their place William de Newenham, clerk, to defend the execution of a 
recognisance for 100/., made by John in the late king's chancery, to John 
de Anne and Bartholomew de Tityng, citizens of Winchester. 

Enrolment of release by Richard Freysel to Robert de Rokwode of all 
his right in all the lands which Robert has of his gift and enfeoffment 
in the towns of Stanefeld, Lausele, and Haustede, co. Suffolk. Dated 
at Westminster on 10 March, 11 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that Richard came into chancery at Westminster on 
11 March and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

March 22. John Morne, knight, acknowledges that he owes tO' John Darcy 'le 
Westminster, cosyn,' knight, 30Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Bedford. 
Cancelled on payment. 



Membban.E 35d. 

Feb 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 

Hatfield. Richard Bagge and Walter Beril, collectors of the old and new customs 

in the port of Melecumbe, to^ have respite until the quinzaine of Easter 

next, for rendering their account for the issues of those customs. By K. 

Feb. 20. To the sheriff of Berks and all the king's bailiffs, ministers, and lieges 
Hatfield, in that county. Notification that whereas the king — being lately in- 
formed that several malefactors and perturbers of the peace, endeavouring 
to impede by force divers inquisitions, which are soon to be taken by 
writs of A'isi ijrius, and other originalia writs, at the suit of divers 
lieges at Neubury, before certain justices, confederating in no smaiU 
multitude in divers places in that county, come to the said town on the 
day which the justices for taking such inquisitions assigned, to bring 
armed power, and to beat, wound, and ill-treat jurors summoned in these 
inquisitions, and others wishing to prosecute their rights before the 
justices, so that the jurors could not know the truth in that respect, or 
the plaintiffs prosecute their rights, and doing damages, and other ciimes 
there against the' form of the staitute of Northampton — ordered the sheriff 
to cause proclamation tO' be made in the town of Neubury and elsewhere 
in that county, that no one, except the king's Serjeants and ministers, 
shall go armed or ride with armed power before the justices at the said 
day and places, nor do anything against the peace, under the pains con- 
tained in the statute ; and now the king has learned from divers persons 
that although such proclamations are made in places by the king's order, 
yet the malefactors, not considering this make confederacies and alli- 
ances with no small number of armed men in divers places, and impede 
with armed power the people from coming before the justices, the jurors 
from knovnng the truth, and plaintiffs from prosecuting their rights 
by their misdeeds and threats against the form of the said statute, the 
king appointed Thomas Flambard and Thomas de la Puwe, his serjeants- 
at-arms, to repeat the said proclamation at Neubury and elsewhere in 
that county, and to imprison those who infringe it, so that they shall 
not be released without the king's order, and to arrest the horses and 
armour found with the said malefactors, and deliver them to the sheriff 
by indenture, therefore the king orders the sheriff, ministers, and others 
to be attendant upon, advise and assist Thomas, and Thomas, when 



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1337. Membrane 35d — cojjf. 

they are warned on the king's behalf, and the sherif? shall assist therkw 
if necessary with the 2^osse coinitatiis, to arrest malefactors, and to re- 
ceive those so arrested, and keep them safely in prison, and to receive 
the horses and armour from them, and causei them tO' be safely guarded 
until further orders. Et erat patens. By K. and C. 

Feb. 27. To the treasurer and barons of thei exchequer. Order to cause William 

The Tower, (jg Felton to have respite until Michaelmas next for 159Z. 155., which 

are exacted from him of a prest of the late king's wardrobe. By K. 

The like tO' the sheriff of Northampton. 

Feb. 28. To Thomas de Stodeleye. Order, upon sight of these presents, to 

The Tower, comei to Westminster to be before the council on Tuesday next, to answer 

the king upon certain things said to him, and further to do what shall 

be ordained in this respect. By K. 

March 1. Robert de Sprotle, parson of Esthildesle church, diocese of Salisbuiy, 
The Tower, acknowledges that he owes to Master Bernard Vivent, canon of St. 
Emilian, proctor and vicar general in England, of Reymund, cardinal 
deacon of Sancta. Maria Nova., parson of Homese church, diocese of 
York, 255 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Berks. 

The same Robert acknowledges that he owes to the same Bernard 35 
marks; to be levied as aforesaid. 

Enrolment of release by John, son of Thomas de Terlyngge, to Thomas 
de Terlynge, his father, and Margaret, his wife, for their life, of all 
his right and claim in a messuage with building, ciirtilage and gardens 
adjacent thereto, and 220 acres of arable land, 30 acres of pasture, 6 
acres 1 rood of meadow, and 20^ acres of wood in Terlingge, Borham, 
Fairstede, Springefeld, and Great Leghes ; of which land, 70 acres lie 
in the field called Hekesland, 48 acres of land lie in a field called 
' Wykes,' 3 acres of land liei in Godharescroft, 39 acres of land lie 
in Redyng, 16 acres of land lie in Wesemett-eslond, 44 acres of 
land lie in a field called Hegremere, 9 acres of land lie in Estfeld, 2 acres 
of land lie in the f enwod, and 1 acre of land lies at Thurstones ; and of 
the pasture, 10 acres lie in Neefeld, 20 acres lie in Coulase under the 
park of the bishop of Norwich ; and of the meadow, 3 acres lie in 
Eleymad, 2 acres lie in Wrosguhey, and 1 acre 1 rood lie in West- 
mannemad ; and of the wood, 14 acres lie in Hokesbrak, 5 acres lie in 
ai wood called 'Hegremer,' and 1^ acres lie in Utfrith. John has also 
released to them all his right in homages, services and rents of free and 
customary tenants as they have them of the gift and enfeoflfment of Sir 
John de Kelmersh and Sir William de Ledyngton, vicar of Terlyngg 
church, by charter of enfeoffment, in the towns of Terlingg, Borham, 
Springefeld, Fairsted, and Great Leghes. Witnesses, Thomas Fabel, 
Bartholomew Bygod, John dei Heroun, Hervey, clerk, Ralph Punt, 
William Ivot, Richard de "Terlyngg, John Favalouu. Dated at Terlynge 
on Sunday after the Circumcision, 10 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that John, son of Thomas, came into chancery at West- 
minster on 5 March, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of grant by Richard, son and heir of Thomas Brian, called 
' Fairher,' of Suthwerk, to John Pincelcgle, of Genoa., citizen of London, 
and Katherine his wife, of all that tenement with houses, gardens, 
curtilages, fishponds, hays, ditches and other appurtenances, which he 
haa by hereditary succession after the death of his father Thomas, in 



106 Calendar of close rolls. 



loo 7. Membrane Zbd — coni. 

the marsh of the bishop of Winchester, in the parish of St. Margaret, 
Suthwerk, the tenement is situated in breadth between the highway 
upon the bank of the Thames, towards the north, and the tenement of 
William atte Fen, which formerly belonged to John Hauekyn, towards 
the south, and extends in length from the highway called ' la Mellewey,' 
towards the east, towards the tenement of Lucy Waiyn, towards the 
west. For this grant John Pincelegle and Katherine have given the 
said John a sum of money in a wallet. Witnesses, William Roce, 
G-eoflFrey Graspeis, Tliomas Coleman, Geoffrey Pecok, Francis Bacheme, 
John do Wynton, Peter de Bemewell, John de Besevill, John de Hyding- 
ham, John de Daventre, ' tilere.' Dated at Suthwerk on Sunday after 
Martinmas, 10 Edward III. 

3Iemorandum, that Richard came into chancery at Westminster on 
12 March, and acknowledged the preceding charter. 

March 11. Brother William, prior of Horton, acknowledges for himself and con- 
Westminster, vent, that they owe to Asselin Simonetti, of Lucca, merchant, AOl. ; to 

be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and 

ecclesiastical goods in co. Kent. 
Cancelled on payment. 

March 12. Master John Tandy, parson of Donyton church, diocese of Worcester, 
Weetmmstcr. acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Somery, 10 marks; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Gloucester. 

Thomas Priour, William Gernoun, John, son of Ralph de Berners, 
Nicholas de Brundish, and William, son of Richard de Rothyng, 
acknowledge that they owe to Milo de Moiinteny, 500Z. ; to be levied, 
etc. in CO. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

March 13. Henry Benet, of Undele, acknowledges that he owes to Richard, son 
Westminster, of Michael de Pillesgate, 200Z. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Warwick. 

John de Ludyngton acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Brayton, 
clerk, 20^. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Lincoln. 



Membban^e Sid. 

March 11. Hugh le Blount acknowledges that he owes to John de Alvetone 
Westminster. 2001. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Essex. 

Cancelled on pay7nent. 

John de Alvetone acknowledges that he owes to Hugh le Blount \00l. ; 
to be levied as aforesaid. 

Enrolment of release by Hugh le Blount, son and heir of Hugh le 
Bloimt, son of Sir Hugh le Bloiint, knight, to John de Alvetone and 
Nichola his wife, of all his right and claim in the manor of Kyngeston, 
near Aston Roand, co. Oxford, and in 3 cart loads of wood (bosci) every 
week yearly, in the wood of Chynnore, called ' Femore/ to be cut down 
and carried away at their own will. Witnesses, Sir Gilbert de Else- 
feld the elder. Sir Philip de Englefeld, Sir Gilbert de Elsefeld the 
yo^xn.ger, Sir John de Leukenoro, Sir Jolin Golafre, knights, John de 
Whitfeld, Richard de Willamescote, Thomas de Langeleye, William de 
Harpedon, Ed[mund] de Molyns, Thomas de Morle, Thomas de Baren- 
tyn, Richard de Hattecomb^ of co. Oxford, Richard de Welleford, 



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107 



133/. Membrane 34c? — cont. 

Geoffrey de Weston, John de Sendesham, Thomas de Ca.ntuar[iaJ, 
Thomas de Walden, Roger de Frowyk, John de Paston, John del Bar- 
net, William de Derby, Robei't de BristoU, citizens of London. Dated 
at London on 10 March, 11 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that Hugh came into chancery at Westminster on 11 
March and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

March 11. Brother John de Hoton, master of the hospital of St. James, near 
Westmmster. Westminster, acknowledges that he owes to William de Chisenhale, 10/. ; 

to be levied, in default of paiyment, of his lands and chattels and 

ecclesiastical goods in the city of London. 

Enrolment of grant by Matthew, son of Herbert, knight to Sir 
Nicholas de la Beche, knight of the manor of Lethamsted, with the 
reversion of the third part thereof, which Eleanor his mother holds 
in dower. Witnesses, Ahnaric de Sancto Ama.ndo, Robert Achard, 
Philip de Egenfeld, Henry de Pontelawe, Thomas Huscarl, knights, 
Ja^mes de Wodestok, John de Bienham, William de Latton, Robert 
Marie. Dated at Neubury on 22 February, 11 Edward IH. 

Enrolment of release by Matthew, son of Herbert, knight, to Sir 
Nicholas de la Beche, knight, of all his right and claim in the manor 
of Lekhamstede, and that the third part which Elizabeth holds in dower 
shall remain to Nicholas. Witnesses, Ahnaric de Sanctoi Amando, John 
de Langeford, of co. Southampton, Gilbert de Ellesfeld, knights, Gilbert 
de Shotesbrok, Thomas Saundervill, William de Lattone, Robert Maorie. 
Dated at London on Sunday, 9 March, 11 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that Matthew came intoi chancery at Westminster on 
12 March, and acknowledged the preceding charter and deed. 

March 13. John Carballa, William Scor, and Henry Trewenard acknowledge 
Westminst€r. that they owe to Henry de Ingelby, clerk, 6/. ; to be levied, in defatult 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Cornwall. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Simon de Egemere, citizen of London, puts in his place Henry de 

— — Ingelby and William de Burgh to prosecute the execution of a recogni- 
sance for 20/., made to him in chanceiy by Alice, late the wife of George 
de Chastel, knight, George, son of George de Chaste], and Roger de 
Chastel, parson of Grundale church. 

Simon de Fumeux puts in his place John de Scarle and John de 

Bruton to defend the execution of a recognisance for 40/., made by him 

in chancery to Thomas de Andredeseye. 

March 12. Thomas de Fareudon, of co. Northampton, acknowledges that he owes 
Weetmiuster. to John Giffard, clerk, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in cos. Middlesex and Northampton. 
Cancelled on yayment. 

Enrolment of grant by Ralph de Keylmersli, kinsman and heir of 
Sir John de Oxendon, sometime rector of Trenge church, to Thomas de 
Farendon, his kinsman, of all liis part of a chief messuage in Edelmeton, 
and of all other lands which belonged to Jolm in the towns of Edehne- 
ton and Totenham. Witnesses, Roger de Depham, Jolm de Chilteme, 
Thomas de Aynesty, Robert de Anosty, John Bousser, of co. Middlesex, 
Sir John Giffard, Sir Roger de Gildesburgh, clerks, of co. Northampton, 
Adam de Pulteneye, William do Belegrave, of co. Leicester. Dated at 
Edehiieton on 9 March, 11 Edward III. 



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1337. Membrane 34c? — cont. 

Enrolment of release by Ralph de Keylmersh to Thomas de 
Farendon, of all his right and claim in certain messuages, tofts and 
lands which belonged to Sir John de Oxendon, in the towns of Edelme- 
ton and 'rotenham. [Witnesses as above.] Dated at Edelmeton on 12 
March, 11 Edward III. 

Enrolment of grant by Robert Querdelioun, kinsman and co-heir of 
Sir John de Oxendon, sometime rector of Trenge church, to Thomas de 
Farendon, his kinsman, of all his part of a chief messuage in Edelme- 
ton and of all other lands which belonged to> John in the towns of 
Edelmeton and Totenham. [Witnesses as above.] Dated at Edelmeton 
on 9 March, 1 1 Edward III. 

Enrolment of release by Robert Querdelyoun to Thomas de Farendon 
of all his right and claim in certain messuages, tofts, and lands which 
belonged to Sir John de Oxendon in Edelmeton and Totenham. 
[Witnesses as above.] Dated at Edelmeton on 12 March, 11 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that Robert came into chancery at Westminster on 12 
March and acknowledged the preceding charters and deeds. 

March 14. Hugh Madefray, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to 
Westminster. Simon de Turnham, citizen of London, 30Z. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Walter de Fynchefeld acknowledges that he owes to Peter de Fa.ue- 
lore, 240?. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Essex. 

Cancelled on -payment. 

Ralph Bloyou and Richard Hywyssh, knights, of co. Cornwall, acknow- 
ledge that they owe to William de Cusancia, clerk, 400 marks; to be 
levied, etc. in co. Cornwall. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Gilbert Chasteleyn and John de Herdewyk acknowledge that they 
owe to James, son of James Husee, of Kyngeston-upon-Hull, 20 marks ; 
to be levied, etc. in co. Warwick. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William de Gerlethoi-p, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to' John du 
Boys, of Coulyng, 8?. ; to -be levied, etc. in co. Lincoln. 



MEMBBANE 33d. 

March 17. Henry de Valoygnes, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
Westmiastcr. de Ponynges, knight, 80 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

John de Clyve, vicar of Masham church, acknowledges that he owes to 
Roger, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, 61. ; to be levied, etc. in co. 
York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John del Odenhull, of Ledes Latonius, acknowledges that he owes to 
John de Eccleshale, parson of Wrotham church, 20Z. ; to be levied, etc. 
in CO. Kent. 

Philip de Somervill, knight, brother and heir of Roger de Somervill, 

tenant in chief of the late king, puts in his place Henry de Ingelby and 

John de Tamworth, to consent to an assignment of dower of Agnes, late 
Roger's wife, in case Agnes shall be dowered from Roger's lands. 



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109 



1337. 



Membrane ?>Zd — cont. 



March 21. John de Curtenay, abbot of Tavystoke, acknowledges for himself and 
Westmiustor. convent that they owe to John and Acheritus de Portinar[is], merchants, 

of Florence, 200A ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 

and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Devon. 

The same abbot acknowledges that he owes to Walter de Baunton, 
citizen and merchant of London, 200Z. ; tO' be levied as aforesaid. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Cherleton, of London, to John, son 
of Hugh atte Pole, of Great Zeldham, David de Tillebury, and John 
Payn, chaplain, for a sum of money, of his manors of Couele and Hillyng- 
don, CO. Middlesex, aud of Haldenby and Ravensthorp, co. Northamp- 
ton, and a messuage, 80 acres of land, 12 acres of meadow and 34s. rent 
in Broktonn and la Grave, co. Buckingham, which formerly belonged to 
Roger de Brok, knight. Dated at Tikeham, co-. Middlesex, on Friday 
after the beheading of John the Baptist, 10 Edward III. Witnesses, 
Thomas de Saunford, knight, Simon de Swanlond, Henry de Frowyk, 
Richard Pountz, Stephen le Botilier, William atte Wodehall, John de 
Bamevyle. 

Memorandum, that John de Cherleton came into chancery at West- 
minster on 15 March, and acknowledged the preceding charter and the 
following deed. 

Enrolment of release by John de Cherleton, of London, to John, son 
of Hugh atte Pole, of Great Zeldham, David de Tillebury, and John 
Payn, chaplain, of all the manors of Couele, Hillyngdon, Haldenby, and 
Raven esthorp, and a messuage, 80 acres of land, 12 acres of meadow, 
and 34s. rent in Broktoun and la Grave, which belonged to Roger de 
Brok, and which they had by John's gift and enfeoffment. Dated at 
Tykeham, co. Middlesex, on Wednesday after All Souls, 10 Edward HI- 
\Witnesses as ahoveP\ 



March 24. 
Westminster. 



John Giffard, canon of York, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
de Farendon, 200Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas John Giffard is bound to 
Thomas de Farendon in the preceding recognisance, Thomas has granted 
to John that if he does not enfeoff him of the lands which belonged to 
Sir John de Oxendon, Thomas's uncle, in the towns of Edehneton and 
Totenham, within 8 days after the date of these presents, the recogni- 
sance is annulled. Thomas also grants that if Sir John, after he is 
enfeoffed of the lands, shall enfeoff him and Elena, daughter of Agnes, 
sister of John, deceased, of these lands before Midsummer, then the re- 
cognisance shall be null for ever. Dated at London on 25 March. 

Memorandum, that Thomas came into chancery in the church of the 
Carmelites, London, on 25 March, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

March 25. William de la Hamme acknowledges that he owes to John Daune, the 
Windsor, elder, iOl. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his land and chattels 
in CO. Cornwall. 

Brother William, prior of Horton, acknowledges for himself and con- 
vent that they owe to Beito Gwarmynane, of Lucca, 46Z. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 



no CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS, 



1337. Membrane 33 J — cont. 

March 27. John, son of Creoffrey de Weston, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
Windsor, de Evesham, clerk, lOOZ. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Gloucester. 

March 28. Robert de Herle, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Master 
"Windsor. Robert de Stretford, archdeacon of Canterbiuy, 300Z. ; to be levied, etc. 
in CO. Warwick. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John, son of Robert de Ingham, general attorney of Oliver de Ing- 
ham, and Hugh Madefray put in their place Henry de Ingelby, clerk, 
and Richard de Tharlesthorp to defend the execution of a recopnisance 
for 500 marks made to Oliver and Hugh, in the late king's chancery, by 
John Pecche, the elder. 

March 27. John, son of Geoffrey de Weston, acknowledges that he owes to 
WindBOT. Thomas de Evesham, clerk, 20 marks ; to be levied, in defaiilt of pay- 
ment, of his land and chattels in co. Gloucester. 

Henry de Percy, the elder, puts in his place Thomas de Pokelyngton 

to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for lOZ., made to him in 
chancery by Richard de la Lee, parson of Bradewell church. 

March 22. Thomas Wake, of Lydel, acknowledges that he owes to the prior and 
Westminster, convent of Hautempris, 2,000Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. York. 

March 22. To Ralph de Nevill, Geoffrey le Scrop, Richard de Aldeburgh, 

Westminster. Thomas de Heppescotes, and William Basset, justices in eyre, for pleas 

of the forest in co. York. Order to continue their eyre and all pleas 

and other things touching it, in the same state in which they now are, 

until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next. By K. 

To Ralph de Nevill, Richard de Aldeburgh, and William Basset, 
justices in eyre for pleas of the forest in co. Nottingham. Like order to 
continue that eyre until the quinzaine of Michaehnas. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to give Ralph 
de Nevill, keeper of the forest beyond Trent, who is about to set out to 
Scotland in the king's service, respite until the quinzaine of Michaelmaa 
next, for his account for the issues of that forest. By K. 

March 13. To the sheriff of York. Order to restore to Peter de Malo Lacu, the 
Westminster, yoionger, his lands, goods, and chattels, although the king lately ordered 
him to take them into the king's hands and keep them safely, because 
Peter, being in the king's service in Scotland, departed thence without a 
licence, as the king wishes to do favour to Peter, but he wishes Peter 
to answer him for the said contempt when he shall desire to speak 
against him thereupon. By K. 

March 18. To the justices of the Bench. Order to proceed in a plea between 
Weistmiaster. Gilbert Pecche and the abbot of Westminster, concerning the manor of 
Bridobrok, notwithstanding the abbot's charter and allegation, but not 
to proceed to render judgment without consulting the king, as Gilbert 
has shown the king by his petition before him and his coxmcil in parLiar 
ment, that whereas he impleaded the abbot before the justices by writ 
de forma donacionis, for that manor, and the abbot produced a charter 
of Edward I, and the king's confirmation of the same, testifying that 
Edward I had given the manor to the abbot, prior, and convent of West- 
minster, with other lands, for the celebration of divine service and other 



11 EDWARD III.—Part I. 



Ill 



1337. Memhrane 33c? — -cont. 

alms, and the abbot alleged that he cx>tild not answer Gilbert for that 
manor, without the king, wherefore the justices have delayed to proceed 
further in that plea., upon which Gilbert has besought the king to pro- 
vide a remedy. By pet. of C. 

March 18. To William de Shareshull. The king has learned from the prior of 
Westminster, the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, in England, that whereas he and 
others were convicted before Jolm Inge and John de Trevaignon, then 
justices appointed to take assizes in co. Berks, of a disseisin by force, 
made on Robert Fynk, by recognition of an assize of novel disseisin 
there, and Robert, being present in the court, remitted lOOZ., which were 
adjudged to him for damages, as appears by the record and process of 
the assize, whereupon the prior has besought the king to order the 
taking and imprisonment of his person to be superseded, as he is ready 
to satisfy the king for what pertains to him for the said disseisin ; the 
king therefore orders Robert to view the record and process, and if he 
finds thereby that Robert remitted the damages, to cause the taking 
of the prior's person to be superseded, receiving from him a reasonable 
fine for the king's use for the disseisin, aaad not to molest or aggrieve 
the prior further at the king's suit. 



March 16. 

Westminster. 



March 18. 
Westminster. 



Membbane 32d. 

James de Stafford, knight, puts in his place William de Wode, clerk, 
to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 100/,, made to him in 
chancery by John de Stafford, knight. 

John Trussel, of Oublesdon, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
Thomas Gisours, of London, 200Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Northampton. . 

Thomas de Suththorp and Gawayn, his brother, acknowledges that 
they owe to John de Breosa, knight, 210 marks; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Payn de Mohun acknowledges that he owes to Edmund de Bolstrode 
201. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Hertford. 

Peter, prior of Lewes, acknowledges for himself and convent that they 
owe to John de Oxon[ia], citizen and vintner of London, 240Z. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Sussex. 

Cancelled on •payment. 

Robert, son of Gilbert de Dedham, acknowledges that he owes to 
William de Langele, 160Z. ; to be levied, in default of paiyment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

The same Robert acknowledges that he owes to the said William 40/. ; 
to be levied as aforesaid. 

Henry de Grey acknowledges that he owes to Gerard de Braybrok, 
100^ ; to be levied, etc. in co. Buckingham. 

Gerard de Braybrok acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Grey 
lOOZ. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Bedford. 

William FitzWaryn, ' le imcle,' William le BotiUer of Wemme, and 
Robert de Herle, knights, acknowledge that they owe to Queen Philippa 
2,1 OOZ. ; to be levied, etc. in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged hy William de ^irkeby and 
Thomas de Brayton, the queen's attorneys.. 



112 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

*-^^'' Mei7ihrane 32c? — cont. 

Enrolment of grant by brother Henry, master of the hospital of St. 
John, Hixntjmgdon, and the brethren there, to Sir John de Westman- 
cote, clerk, for his good service to the hospital, of 60.?. yearly pension, to 
be received from the house for life. Dated in their house on 13 
January, 1336[-7], 10 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that the master came into chancery at Westminster 
on 18 March, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

March 18. John de Dakenham, of BerkjTig, admowledges that ke owes to 
Westminster. Thomas de Terlyng 70 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Enrolment of indenture between Mary, countess of Pembroke and 
John de Denton, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, testifying that the countess 
has demised at ferm to John her manor of Wodehom and town of 
Neubiggyng, co. Northumberland, to hold with the services of free 
tenants and others in Wodehom, Seton, Hyrst, and Ljrnmouth, per- 
taining to the manor and town, from Martinmas next for ten years, 
saving to her the knights' fees and advowsons, rendering to her yearly 
at York, 82^., for which John obliges himself and grants that if he make 
default in such payment, the countess and her ministers may enter the 
manor and town, and do their will there. The countess also grants 
that if the manor and town are destroyed by war, so that John cannot 
receive their profit therefrom, then he shall have allowance in the 82/. 
for such profits as he can show himself to have lost. Dated at West- 
minster on 14 March, 11 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that John came into chancery at Westminster on that 
day and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

March 19. Hugh Daudele, earl of Gloucester, acknowledges that he owes to Giles 
Westminster, de Badlesmere, knight, 3,000Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Giles de Badelesmere, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Hugh 
Daudele, earl of Gloucester, 1,000Z. ; to be levied as aforesaid. 
Cancelled on payment. 

William Syward, Ralph Syward, and William le Frankleyn acknow- 
ledge that they owe to Thomas de Evesham, clerk, 20?. ; to be levied, 
etc. in CO. Buckingham. 

William Botemleyn, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Pulteneye, knight, 100?. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Brother John, abbot of Thavistok, acknowledges for himself and con- 
vent that they owe to John de Northburgh and Richard de Torynton, 
citizens and merchants of London, 300?. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Devon. 

Brother Peter, prior of Lewes, acknowledges for himself and con- 
vent that they owe to John de Oxenford, citizen and vintner of London, 
160?. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Sussex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Brother Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jeru- 
salem, in England, acknowledges for himself and convent that they owe 
to Asselin Simonetti, merchant, of Lucca, 400?. ; to- be levied, etc. in co. 
Middlesex. 

Cancelled on payments 



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^^^1' Membrane S2d — cont. 

March 20. Brother James de Cusancia, prior of the house of the monks of St. 
Weefcminster. jyTary, Tifford, acknowledges for himself and convent that they owe to 

Peter Guernerii and Bindiis Gile, of Florence, 881. ; to be levied, etc. 

in CO. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William de Hedersete, parson of Attelburgh church, acknowledges 
that he owes to Ralph, bishop of Bath and Wells, AOl. ; to be levied, etc. 
in CO. Norfolk. 

Roger Bavent, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
Rothyng, 500/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands aiad 
chattels in co. Surrey. 

John de Sancto Mauro acknowledges that he owes to John de Wynge- 
feld 100?. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Norfolk. 

March 22. Philip Purefey acknowledges that he owes to Eleanor, daughter of 
Westminster. John de Shireford, 40/. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Warwick. 

March 23. Henry Darcy, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to John, 
Westminster, son of Walter de Huntyngfeld, of co. Kent, 300/. ; to be levied, in de- 
fault of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John, son of Walter de Huntyngfeld, of co. Kent, acknowledges that 
he owes to Henry Darcy, citizen of London, 300/. ; to be levied, etc. in 
CO. Kent. 

March 24. Roger de Esses and John, son of Peter de Crendon, acknowledge that 
Westminster, ^y^qj q^^q ^ Thomas de Boum, knight, 40/. ; to be levied, etc. in co. 
Buckingham. 

William de Caynton acknowledges that he owes to Ralph, bishop of 
Bath and Wells, 20/. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Salop. 

Enrolment of grant by Emmal de Wyndhill to Sir John Darcy 
' le cosin,' knight, of a messuage, a garden, 59 acres of arable land, and 
20 acres of meadow in the towns of Overstretton, Netherstretton, and 
Fenton, near Stretton, in le Clay, which she held of the enfeoffment of 
William de Clyf, clerk, by a fine levied between them in the king's 
court. Witnesses, Sir Thomas de Saundeby, Sir John de Bolingbrok, 
knights, Ralph de Boselingthorp, Hugh de Burton, William de Hasel- 
bech, Thomas de Doncastre, John, son of William de Fenton, Richard 
Bisschop of the samej Dated at London on 20 March, 11 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that Emmal came into chancery at London on 23 March 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

March 22. To the justices of the Bench. Order to continue a plea between the 
Westminster, king and R. bishop of Durham concerning the presentation to the 
living of Symondbum, until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, in the 
same state in which it now is, as the king previously ordered them, so 
to continue it until certain days now past, at the supplication of the 
bishop, because the king is cot yet fully informed concerning his right 
or that of the bishop. By K. and C. 



Membbane 31d. 

March 20. To the sheriff of Kent. Writ for payment to John de Cobham amd 
Westminster. Thomas de Brokhelle, knights of that shire, of 104s., for their expenses 

3;, S 



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1337. Membrane Sid — aont. 

in attending the parliament at Westminster, on Monday after St. 
Matthew last, to wit, for 13 days at 4s. a day each. By K. 

The like to other sheriffs for the knights of their respective counties 
[as in Return of Members of Parliament, i, p. 113, omitting cos. Cam- 
bridge, Gloucester, Norfolk, and Warwick]. 

To the bailiffs of Helleston. Writ for payment to John Billoun and 
John de Aldestowe, burgesses of that town, of 4Z. 10s. for their ex- 
penses in attending the aforesaid parliament, to wit, for 25 days at 2^. 
a day each. By K. 

The following burgesses have like writs, to wit : — 
Henry de Trewynard and William Stor, burgesses of Bodminne. 
John Moueron and Nicholas, son of Peter, burgesses of Launceveton. 
Richard de Brigenhale and Alexander Goldbetere, burgesses of York. 
John de Ratlesden and Warin atte Welle, burgesses of Colchester. 
William de Pakesham and John Heyroun, burgesses of Maldon. 
William de Lodelowe and William Byfle, burgesses of Northampton. 
Robert de Lucy and William de Donne, burgesses of Exeter. 
Henry del Howe and Robert Saundre, burgesses of Derby. 
John de la Lounde and Simon de Stenynton, burgesses of Bedeford. 
Richard Polruel and John Pecok, burgesses of Taunton. 
John Billoun, of Eglosheil, and John de Aldestowe, burgesses of 
Liskirret. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Asshebi to Sir Robert de Bousser, 
knight, of all the land called ' Salham,' with a sheepfold built thereon, 
and all other appurtenances, which he recovered by assize of Sir John 
de Northwode, lord of Lynton ; also of 12 acres of land which lie in the 
pasture towards Breminge, in the bounds of Salham, saving to John his 
right in the chief manor of Asshingdon, which is held in chief of the lord 
le fuiz Watier. Witnesses, Sir John de Fomeus, Sir Robert de Burstr 
lere, knights, Sir John Someri, parson of Asshingdon church, 
Geoffrey de Loundres, Michael Colljmg, William de Crekke, Michael 
de Berklawe, Walter de Roghei. Dated at London on Tuesday before 
St. Ambrose, 11 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum, that John came into chancery at Westminster on 2 
April, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

April 1. William de Tanrugge, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes 
The Torer. to John Joye, the younger, QOl. ; to be levied, in default of pajrment, of 
his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

^— Bartholomew Richo, merchant of Chieri (Kerio), puts in his place 

Daniel Grasseneirde, of Chieri, to prosecute the execution of certain 

recognisances made to Bartholomew in chancery. 

John de Stafford, knight, puts in his place Alexander de Congelton, 

to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 100/., made to him in 

chancery by James de Stafford, knight. 

The same John puts the same Alexander in his place to defend the 

execution of a recognisance for lOOZ., made by him in chancery to James 

de Stafford, knight. 

Thomas de Burgh, clerk, puts in his place Thomas de Pardishowe, to 

prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 207., made to him iv^ 

chancery by Adam Chesse, of High Ester. 



11 EDWARD III.— Part I. 115 



1337. Membbane 30d. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas William de Pilardyngton, 
lord of Yeddyngg, lately granted by charter to Master Richard de 
Gloucestr[ia], clerk, Sir John de Gloucestr[ia], parson of Herdyngton 
church, and Katherine, daughter of Isabella de Sancto Albano, and to 
Richard her son and the legitimate heirs of his body, all the lands which 
Thomas Cok, John Janyn, and John Bartelet held of William in 
villeinage in the town of Yeddyngg, except a messuagei with a garden 
adjoining, which John Janyn formerly held, and the moiety of a plot 
of a messuage, which John Bartelot formerly held, and 12 acres of land, 
reserved to William ; and Master Richard and Sir John are dead, and 
Richard, son of Katherine, died without a legitimate heir of his body, 
Vincent de Baudripp has granted that all the said lands, which ought 
to remain to him after the death of Katherine, shall remain to Roger 
de Northburgh, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, and to Hugh, son of 
Hugh de Northburgh. Witnessesi, Walter d© Salyng, William de 
Harpeden, Stephen le Botiller, Adam de Yeddyng, William de Pynnore, 
John de Charleton, Ralph Derman. Dated at Yeddyngg on 24 March, 
11 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that Vincent came into chancery at thei New Temple, 
London, on 1 April, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

March 17. To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to supersede the exigents and out- 
Westminster. ia,wry against Robert Martyn, of Jevelton, Walter de Spekyngton, and 
Robert Rely by a mainprise, as they are indicted before William de 
Shareshull and his fellows, justices of oyer and terminer in that county, 
because they had snatched John de Croucheston, a prisoner, by force 
from the custody of Thomas Gerberd, who took him by the king's order, 
and for other felonies committed in that county, and because they did 
not come before the justices to answer for the premises, they are placed 
in exigent in that county to be outlawed ; and because it is testified 
before the king that the indictment is notoriously made by malice, he 
ordered William to send the indictment to him three weeks from Easter, 
so that justice might be done, and Robert, Walter, and Roger have 
found mainpernors before the king in chancery, to wit: Philip Crouk, 
John de Sancto Nicholao of co. Southampton, John de Rymton, of co. 
Wilts, Robert de Bridepoi-t, of co. Dorset, Henry atte Hoke, of co. 
Somerset, and William de Thorp, of co. Lincoln, who have undertaken 
to have them before the king on the said day to do and receive what his 
court shall decide in the premises. By K. 

March 6, To the sheriffs of London. Order to supersede the execution of the 
Westminster, king's writ tO' do justice to John de Malmesbury by his body, according 
to the custom of England, by a mainprise, as lately at the request of J. 
bishop of Landaff, showing the king that John is excommimicated for 
manifest contempt of his authority, and will not be judged by ecclesias- 
tical censure, the king ordered the sheriffs to- do justice to him as afore- 
said, until he should do satisfaction to Holy Church for his contempt 
and injury, and now the king, learning from John that he has appealed 
from the bishop's sentence as unjust, and pursues his appeal with effect, 
as fully appears by public instruments exhibited in chancery, ordered 
the sheriff of Gloucester to make known to the bishop that he should 
appear before the king in chancery on Monday, the morrow of the 
quinzaine of Easter next, which day the king has given to John, to show 
cause why the taking of John should not be superseded during the said 
appeal ; and John has found for the king: in chancery, Gilbert Busser, 
Robert de Lenne, and John de Penryth, of the city of London, and John 
' H 2 



116 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1337. Membrane 30d — cont. 

Grold, of 'CO. Surrey, who have mainpemed to have him there to do and 
receive what the king's court shall determine. 

The like to the sheriff of Surrey for the 'same, * mutatis mutandis* 

To Nicholas de la Bech, constable of the Tower of London, or to him 
who supplies his place there. Order to cause Bernard Pouche to be 
released from prison by a mainprise, as he is taken by the king's order 
for divers felonies, trespasses and excesses committed in the realm, of 
which he is notoriously suspect, and imprisoned in the Tower, and 
Richard de Morton, John de Bourne, Edmund Cokyn, and Robert 
Lapyn have mainpemed before the king in chancery, to have him before 
the king or his council, or his justices at his order, to stand to right con- 
cerning the premises, and to do and receive what shall be ordained there, 
and that he will conduct himself well and faithfully in the meantime. 

By K. and C. 

March 13. To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 
Westminster, f^efore the king. Order to cause John, son of Adam de Rassvndale, 
Henry de Wykeleswyk, Geoffrey de Trafford, Nicholas de Belefelde, 
Thomas de Trafford, Thomas, son of Gilbert de Chorleton, the elder, 
Henry, son of Henry de Trafford, Adam, son of Gilbert de Chorleton, 
William, son of William de Oldom, Roger de Bolton, of Wythyng- 
ton, Adam, son of John de Trafford, Richard his brother, Jordan, son 
of Thomas le Milner of Cholerton, Richard de Trafford. Richard, son of 
Alexander del Briches, Peter del Berne, Robert de Trafford, Richard 
son of Margery le Wydne, Hugh, son of Emma de Stretford, Gilbert, 
son of Cicely Bagger, of Crompton, Nicholas de Trafford, late parson of 
Prettewiche church, Robert, son of John de Ti'afford, Henry Bletson del 
Bour, and John le Reveson, of Clavton, to be released from prison if 
they shall find mainpernors who will undertake that they will behave 
well, notwithstanding any order to the contraiy, as they have besought 
the king to provide a remedy according to the form of the statute of 
Westminster, as they are detained in the Marshalsea for assistinsr and 
assenting, with force, the death of Richard de Tetelowe, and for 
receiving the principal perpetrators of that felony, by Ibe appeal of 
Alice, late Richard's wife, by reason of the king's order to the justices 
not to permit them to be released from prison by a mainprise. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Will-am Collau, of 
Truru, in Cornwall, has besought the king by his petition before h'm and 
his council in parliament, to grant him an attermination for 20Z., in 
which he is bound to the king for the stampage of tin for the time when 
John Petit was sheriff of Cornwall, as he has been plundered of divers 
goods and merchandise of the price of IQOl., in a ship of his, by pirates 
of Flanders, wherefore he cannot at present pay that sum . and because 
it appears by letters patent under the seal of John, duke of Br'tanny, 
exhibited before the king iu chancery that this robbery was committed 
as aforesaid, the king having: compassion on William's estate, has granted 
that he shall pay 40s. yearly. [Incomplete.^ 

Vacated because from another part. 

March 16. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to 
Westminster, cause Giles de Badelesmere to have respite until Michaelmas next for 
all the debts which are exacted of him, those of Thomas de Clare and 
of Richard de Clare, his ancestors and his own, and to inform the king 
in the meantime concerning those debts, so that he may do as he shall 
see fit, By p.s. 



il EDWARD ili.— Part I li7 



loo 7. Membrane ZOd — cont. 

March 14. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause James 

Westminster, lo Botiller, earl of Ormovmd, to have respite until Easter next for 

all the debts and reliefs which he owes at the exchequer. By K. 

March 10. To the justices in eyre for pleas of the forest in Henry, earl of 
Westminster. Lancaster's forest of Pykeryng. Order to continue all pleas in that eyre 
touching Henry de Percy^ who is staying in the king's service in Scot- 
land, in the same state in which they now are until Michaelmas next. 

By K. 

March IG. To all the keepers of the king's seaports. Order to permit John de 

Westmiusler. Woume, wlio is going to parts beyond the sea on his own affairs, by the 

king's licence, to embark from any port with his men, horses, and equip- 

menta to those parts and return thence to' England. By K. 



Membrane 29c?. 

March 31. John de Couitenay, abbot of Tavystok, acknowledges for himself and 
Windsor, convent that they owe to Boniface Busket and Aiiarew Bertone, mer- 
chants of Chieri {Kyrio), 6U0Z. ; tO' be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Devon. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Merschtone of the parish of Trenge 
to John Bisschop, of Lutone, chaplam, and Joiin Gei'mayn, rector of 
Draytoneb' church, of all his manor of Merschtone, in the parish of 
Trenge, near Puttenham. Witnesses, Sir Philip de Aylesburye, 
knight, Thomas de Hay, Robert de Merschtone, William de Mersch- 
ton, Henry Gose. Dated at Merschtone on Monday after St. Matthew, 
11 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that John de Merschtone came into chancery at the 
New Temple, London, on 1 April, and acknowledged the preceding 
deed. 

April 4, William de Hales acknowledges that he owes to John de Seymor, 
The Tower, lord of Penho, 20^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in the city of London. 

Walter de Byrmyngham acknowledges that he owes to John de Wode- 
hous, clerk, 8^. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Lincoln. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John, son of Koger de Tycheburn, acknowledges that he owes to 
William, son of Thomas Duraunt, 10/.; to be levied, etc. in co. Bedford. 

Memorandum, that on Monday, the eve of the Annunciation, John, 
archbishop of Canterbury, the chancellor, delivered the great seal to the 
king in his chamber in the palace at Westminster, in the presence of 
William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, Master William la Zousch, 
the treasurer, and Henry de Ferariis, the chamberlain, and the king de- 
livered the seal to Master Robert de Stretford, archdeacon of Canterbury, 
whom he appointed his chancellor, and the archdeacon took the ap- 
pointed oath, carried the seal home with him, opened it at the New 
Temple, London, on Wednesday following, and caused writs to be sealed 
therewith. [Focdera.] 



118 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1337. Membbane 28d. 

April 3. John de Rithre, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Sancto 
Tlio Tower. Pa,ulo, clerk, 18 mai-ks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 
Cancelled on pay7}ient. 

John, son of John de Writle, ' chesemonger,' acknowledges that he 
owes to John Osekyn, of London, vintner, 10/. ; to be levied, etc. in the 
city of London. 

March 17. Robert le Gayte is sent, for his good .service, to the abbot and con- 
Westmiufiter. vent of Benyngdon, for a like livery in all things from that house for 
life, as William Brid, deceased, had there at the request of Edward I. 

By p.6. [9847.J 
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive 
Nicholas de Hulme and John le Clerk, as attorneys of Richard de 
Welles, chamberlain of South Wales, to render his account on an ap- 
pointed day, as he is on the king's business. By K. 

March 5. To the same. Order to cause Anthony de Lucy, who is in the king's 
Westminster, service in Scotland, to have respite until Michaeihnas next for reliefs 
and other debts and accounts, which he is bound to render at the ex- 
chequer. By K. 

March 7. To Richard Lacer and Richard Berkyng. Order to cause all the 
Westminster, money of the fifteenth granted in the last council at Notyngham, and 
in the parliament at Westminster, in the city of London, to be leivied 
with all speed, so that they shall be ready before Sunday before the 
Annunciation next, to pay it to the king at his order, as the king ap- 
pointed them to receive that fifteenth, and to answer for it at the ex- 
chequer at certain terms contained in their commission; and the king 
wishes for divers sums of money for the more speedy furtherance of his 
affairs, and desires to hasten the time of payment of the fifteenth for 
both terms. By K. 

March 6. To the mayor and bailiffs of the port of Dover. Order to deliver 
Westminster, quickly to Master Bernard Cistr, papal nuncio in England, who is going 
to parts beyond the sea by the king's licence, a suitable ship for his 
passage and that of his household, horses, and things. The king will 
ca.ise them to have allowance in their ferm for the coats which they so 
incur. By K. 

Maich 19. To the steward and marshall of the household. Order to release 
Westminster. Richard Monyword from the Marshalsea, by a mainprise, as he is im- 
prisoned by the king's order, under the janitor's custody, for certain 
trespasses and contempts, and William Stury, knight, Thomas Pride, of 
CO. Salop, Oliver de Burdeavix, of co. Berks, Andrew Aubray, John 
Pisselan, and Peter Fan, of London, ha.ve mainperned before the king 
in chancery to have him before the king or his justices or council when- 
ever they wish, to stand to right concerning those trespasses and other 
excesses with which h^e is charged, and that he will conduct himself 
well and faithfully in the meantime. By K. 

March 20. To William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, constable of Dover castle 

Westminster, and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. 

Order to permit the monk, whom the prior and convent of Stratford 

abbey, of the Cistercian order, void by their abbot's death, shall send 

to the abbot of Savigny, their superior, to cross from that port or else- 



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loo 7. Membrane 2Sd — cont. 

where in that baiUwick, with his household, horses, and reasonable ex- 
penses, as the prior and convent are sending a monk by the king's 
licence, for licence to elect another abbot as is customary. By C. 

March 28. To the justices of the Bench. Order, at the request of W. aichbishop 
Westminster, of York, to continue the plea of quo waranto, between him and the king, 
concerning his claim to have cognisance of pleas in the port of the water 
of Hull, between the Humber and Newecroftecote, and divers other 
liberties, in the same state in which it now is, until the quinzaine of 
Michaehnas next. By K. 

March 26. To Nicholas de la^ Beche, constable of the Tower of London, or to him 
Westminster, who supplies his place there. Order to release Henry de Compton, 
chaplain, by a, mainprise, as the king appointed Stephen de Buttrley, 
his serjeant-at-anns, to take and imprison in the Tower Henry and others 
suspect of felonies and misdeeds, and Henry was so taken and impri- 
soned, and has besought the king to show him a remedy upon his re- 
lease, as he is ready to stand to right when indicted or appealed for 
felonies or trespasses at the suit of the king or others ; and John de 
Brymesgrave, Thomas de Somery, of co. Worcester, Henry de Estenore, 
of CO. Hereford, and William de Compton, of co. Gloucester, have main- 
pemed before the king in chancery to have him before the king, his 
council, or justices, at his order, to stand to right and to- do and receive 
what they will determine, and that he will behave well in the mean- " 
time. By C. 

March 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John 

Westminster, de Moubray to have respite until Michaelmas next for all the debts 

which he owes at the exchequer. By K. 

March 26. Walter de Birmyngham, John Darcy ' le cosyn,' Elias de Assheburn, 
Windsor, knights, and Nicholas de Snyterle acknowledge that they owe to the 
king 1,000^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Memorandu7n, that this recognisance was made for a security for the 
good behaviour of Walter, to whom the king granted, by special favour, 
all the lands of Walter de Bermyngham his father, by whose forfeiture 
they escheated to the king by reason of a judgment rendered against 
him before the justiciary of Ireland. 



Membeane 27 d. 

Enrolment of deed of obligation by Thomas de Rocheford, knight, 
son and heir of Sir Robert de Rocheford, of co. Essex, knight, to Thomas 
de Cokfeld, son of Sir Benedict de Cokfeld, of the same county, knight, in 
100s. yearly rent, and a robe worth 20s., a 'cotehardy' worth 10s., a 
' cote ' and a ' mauntel,' worth 14s., and a mount for his body in time of 
peace worth 40s., and in time of war sufficient mount and armour for a 
man-at-arms, for which he binds his manors of la Leyo and Bretton, 
and all his lands called ' le Uphalle,' in co. Essex, in the hundred of 
Rocheford. Witnesses, John Colman, Waltei- Odyn, Roger de Estwyk, 
Adam de Dersham, John Breaunsoun, son of Robert Breaunsoun. 
Dated at Reylye on Satiu'day after St. Gregory the Apostle, 1 1 Edward 
III. French. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1337. Membrane 27d — cont. 

Memorandum, that Thomas de Rocheford came into chancery in the 
chapel of the New Temple, London, on 5 April, and acknowledged the 
preceding deed. 

Enrohnent of release by Thomas de Rocheford, son and heir of Robert 
de Rocheford, of co. Essex, knight, to Adam, son of Geoffrey de Der- 
sham, of co. Suffolk, of all his right and cla,un in the manor of la Bern- 
hallo, and in a meadow called ' Parkeresmede,' and in all the lands in the 
towns of Wykford, Downham, Ronewelle, and Southanewesfeld, co. 
Essex, which Adam holds of the gift and enfeoffment of the said Robert 
de Rocheford, knight. Witnesses, John de Nevylle, of co. Essex, 
knight, John de Hemenhale, Thomas de Lambourne, Thomas de Cok- 
feld, Peter FitzWilliam, James de Burstalle, Richard Stainer. Dated 
at Rocheford on Saturday after St. Gregory the Pope, 11 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that Thomas came into chancery at the New Temple, 
London, on 5 April, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by John, son of John de Lavenham, to William 
de Lavenham, of all his right and claim in all lands in the towns of 
Lavenham and Aketon, of the inheritance of John de Lavenham his 
father, tO' wit, two messuages, 70 acres of land, 4 acres of meadow, 5 aujres 
of pasture, an acre of wood, and Id. rent. Witnesses, Hugh Madefrey, 
of London, Robert de Erkeford, of London, John de Seyntemond, of 
London, John Wirhal, of London, Robert de Burstall, of London. Dated 
at London on Tuesday, the Annunciation, 11 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that John came into chancery in the chapel of the 
New Temple, London, on 7 April, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

March 30. John de Sancto Albano, the king's falconer, is sent for his good ser- 
The Tower, vice to the abbot and convent of Abbotesbury to receive such mainten- 
ance for life from that house as Norman Beaufitz, deceased, had there at 
the request of Edward I. By p.s. 



Membbane 24id* 

March 18. To the sheriff of Dorset. Order to cause a reguard to be made in 
Westminster. Queen Philippa's forest of Gyllyugham, in that county, before Whit- 



suntide next. 



Capitula. 



3IEMBEANE 23d. 

April 23. Margaret de Comwaill, of Devei-oiz, acknowledges that she owes to 
WestminKter. Guy de la Choche, merchant of Lucca, 240^. ; to be levied, in default of 
pajTnent, of her lands and chattels in co. Hereford. 

Cancelled on payinent, acknowledged by William de Newenham, 
Guy's attorney. 

John, son of Roger le Fransh, of Braye, acknowledges that he owes to 
William, son of William Jordan, of Braye, 50Z. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Berks. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Amald de Dure Forti, 
knight, and Amald his son, have sued before the king and his council 
to have payment of those svuns of money which he owes tO' them for their 



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1337. Membrane 23d- — cont. 

wages, aiid those of their men-at-arms for the time when they were in 
the service of the king, his father and grandfather in England, Scot- 
laaid, and Aquitaine, and for replacing the horses lost in that service, 
and a treaty being held between John, archbishop of Canterbury and 
Master Robert de Stratford, archdeacon of Canterbury, the chancellor, 
and others of the council for the king and Amald, and Amald appeared 
before the council, and it was agreed that they should release to the 
king for 2,000Z. all debts and sums of money which they could exact or 
claim from him, except those 500 marks yearly, whicli he granted to 
Aluard (sic) the elder, of the issues of the castle of St. Machaire, in 
Aquitaine, and because the king has paid the said 2,000Z., Arnald and 
Arnald make a general release to him, restoring to chancery all the bills, 
obligations, muniments, and other memoranda which they have before 
All Saints' next. For the greater security of the matter, they have pro- 
cured the same letters by Master John de Thoresby, clerk, public notary 
by apostolic authority. Dated at London on 17 April, 1337. 

The said John de Thoresby, clerk, of Lincoln diocese, at the request 
of Amald de Duroforti, knight, on the said year and day, in the 5th in- 
diction, in the chapel of the New Temple, London, in the presence of 
Master Robert de Stratford, archdeacon of Canterbury, the chancellor. 
Sir Michael de Wath, Sir John de Sancto Paulo, and Sir Thomas de 
Brayton, clerks of chancery, and of the notary, and at the request of 
Arnald the son, who, on the same day in his father's lodging near the 
church of St. Paul, London, in the presence of Sir Goldemar de Boria, 
knight, and brother Reymund Guilemi vineti, monk of the monastery 
of Blasimon, diocese of Bazas, and of the said notary, confirmed the said 
grants and releases, and on 19 April, in the said hotel, Sir Thomais de 
Brayton and Sir Davit de Woller, clerks of chancery, being called as 
witnesses, they caused their seals to be set thereto^ in the notai7's 
presence. 

Memorandum, that Arnald and Amald came into chancery in the 
chapel of the New Temple, London, on 18 April, and acknowledged 
thei preceding deed. 

Memorandum, that the letters are placed in a box under the seal of 
JMichael de Wath, keeper of the chancery rolls, and are sent to the 
Tower to remain among the chancery roUs. 

May 1. William de Rotyngton acknowledges that he owes to John Lesturmy, 
Wadsor. knight, 100^.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

April 22, To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 

Windsor. Henry, bishop of Lincoln, who is aibout to set out to parts beyond the 

sea in the king's service, to have respite until Michaehnas next for all 

the debts which are exacted of him. By K. 

Ralph de Brok, parson of Goseberchixxhe church, has a hke writ for 
his debts, until a month from Michaelmas. 

April 18. To Nicholas de la Beche, constable of the Tower of London, or to him 
WLidsor. who supplies his place there. Older to cause John de Wesonham to be 
released from prison by a mainprise, as the king lately appointed Thomas 
dj Kenelworth to arrest John and take him to the Tower, and after- 
wards ordered Nicholas that if John should be willing to render himself 
ao the Tower, to prison, to keep him there, and John was taken and im- 
prisoned as Nicholas has signified in chancery, and John do UlTord, 



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loo 7. Membrane 2Zd — cont. 

knight, of CO. Suffolk, Robert de Lutelbury, knight, of co. Lincoln, 
Richard de Swynarton, of co. Salop, John de Bradeford, John de Fyn- 
cham, of co. Norfolk, and Henry Pycard, of London, have mainperned in 
chancery that John shall stand to rieht for the felonies and trespasses 
with which he is charged, before the king, his council or justices, to do 
and receive what they shall determine, and that he will behave well and 
faithfully. 

April 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 
Windsor. "William Trussel, the elder, who is about to set out in the king's service 
to parts beyond the sea, to haive respite until Michaelmas next for all 
the debts which he owes at the exchequer. 

April 23. To John de Shardelowe and Hugh de Croft, justices appointed to 
Westminster, take assizes in co. Bedford. Order to take an assize of novel disseisin 
between John de Bodenho, chaplain, and John de Derby concerning a 
chapel on the new bridge of Bedford, and cause speedy justice to be 
done to the parties, notwithstanding the allegation of William de 
Abberbury, as the king ordered John de Shardelowe, John de Cante- 
br[igia], and John Claver to proceed to take that assize with all laiWful 
speed, and render justice to the parties [as at ixnje 52 ahove\ and now 
the king has learned from John de Bodenlio, by his petition before him 
and his council in parliament, that although he requested the justices 
to proceed with that assizes, yet they have hitherto delayed to do so, 
because William, tO' whom the king granted the said chapel, has ex- 
hibited the letters patent before them, wherefore John de Bodenho has 
besought the king to provide a remedy. 



3IEMBBANE 22d. 

March 30. To the sheriff of Salop. Order to cause due execution to be done 
Windsor, with regard to writs, summons and other things touching the castle of 
Montegomery, the manor of Simondescastel, and the hundred of Chir- 
bury, because by the book of Domesdai and other evidenc3s and 
memoranda found in the treasiiry and brought before the king and his 
council in the late pai'liament at Westminster, it is found that the 
castle, manor and hundred are and were of the body of co. Salop, and 
were afterwards drawn to the law of Wales, as is said. The king has also 
ordered William fitzWaryn, constable of that castle and keeper of the 
manor and hundred, and of the king's lands pertaining thereto, or him 
who supplies his place, to be attendant upon the sheriff in the premiss's, 
notwithstanding that, before those times, he has wrongly been wont to 
do otherwise. By K. and by pet. of the great council. 

Mandate in piu'suance to William fitzWaryn, or to him who supplies 
his place. By K. and by pet. of the great council. 

March 26. To the treasurer and baxons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to 

Westminster, cause Hugh Daudele, earl of Gloucester, who is about to set out in the 

king's service, to have respite until the Purification next for all his 

debts and those of Margaret his wife. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John 
duke of Britanny and earl of Richemund, to have respite until 
Easter next for all debts and reliefs which he owes at the exchequer. 

By K. 



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123 



1337. Membrane 22d — cont. 

To the same. Order to cause Hugh Daudele, earl of Gloucester, to 
have respite until Michaelmas next for all his debts and rehefs and 
those of Margaret his wife. By K. 

To the same. Order to receive the attorneys appointed by Richard 
de Foxcote, sheriff of Gloucester, to make his proffer on the morrow of 
the close of Easter next, as he is on the king's business in that 
county. By K. 

To the same. Order to receive the attorneys appointed by Gilbert 
de Berewyk, sheriff of Wilts, toi make his proffer on the morrow of the 
close of Easter next, as he is on the king's business in that county. 

By K. 

To William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, constable of Dover castle 
land warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place in 
the port of Dover. Order to permit Master Thomas de Bamvillai, who is 
about to set out tO' parts beyond the sea by the king's licence, to cross 
from that port with his horses, equipments and 10^. for his expenses 
and those of his household. ±5y K. 

April 8. To the treasvirer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive 

Windsor. John de Brok, the attorney of Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore 

castle, to render his account at the exchequer at the present quinzaine 

of Easter, as Thomas is engaged upon the king's business. By K. 

April 14. To the abbot and convent of St. Peter's, Gloucester. Request to give 

Windsor, a fitting pension from their house to Maurice de Cheltenham, the kmg's 

clerk, as they are bound to do by reason of the new creation of the 

abbot, until they shall provide him with a suitable benefice. By p.s. 



April 1. 
The Tower. 



April 8. 

Chertsey. 



April 6. 
Windsor. 



3IEMBBANE 2ld. 

Enrolment of grant by William de Tanrigge, citizen of London, to 
Roger de Dunkele, girdle-maker (zotiario), citizen of London, of all the 
rents which he had by the grant of Sir John de Seint Johau, of Lag- 
ham, knight, in the town of WoLknestede, for William's life and a year 
beyond, with all the field called ' Wellelond,' with two gi'oves and, two 
pieces of land called Poukewyk, also 5 acres of land and a meadow en- 
closed with hedges and ditches, which he had in the town of Tanrigge, 
by the grant of the prior of Merton, for life, to hold during William's 
life. Witnesses: Roger le rre3m.ssh, William atte Leei, John de 
Sevenok, John Marchant, Nicholas de Reygate, William de Brampton, 
Alexander de Buri. Dated at London on Michaelmas Sunday, 5 
Edward III. 

Memorandutn, that William came into chancery in the chapel of the 
New Temple, London, on 17 April, and acknowledged the preceding 
deed. 

Enrolment of grant by William de Tanruge, citizen of London, to 
John de Attelburgh, ' wullemonggere,' of all that tenement with houses 
thereon, which he had by the gift and enfeoffment of Roger atte Doune, 
citizen and girdle-maker {zonarii) of London, in thei parish of St. 
Andrew, Holeburne without Newegate, London, co. Middlesex, which 
is situated between the tenement which belonged to Richard Squier on 
the east, and that which belonged to Sir Ralph de Bereford towards 



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1337. Membrane 21d — cont. 

the west, and it extends in length from the land of Sir John de Gray, 
knight, towards the north, to the highway towards the south. For this 
grant John has given William a sum of money. Witnesses: Richard 
de Graston, John le Paternostrer, Geoffrey le Goldbetere, Wilham de 
Todenhale, Robert le Goldsmyth, John Davy, John Beseveryle. Dated 
at Holeburae on Sunday after Hilary, 10 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that William came into chancery in the chapel of the 
Neiw Temple, London, on 17 April, and acknowledged the preceding 
deed. 

April 1 7. John, son of Richard de Grey of Codenore, acknowledges that he owes 
Windsor, to Simon de Trewithosa, 500 marks; to be levied, in defaiult of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

John, son of Richard de Grey of Codenore, acknowledges that he owes 
to the same Simon, 340 marks ; to be levied as aforesaid. 

Enrolment of indenture made at London on 17 April, 11 Edward 
JEII, between Sir John de Grey, son and heir of Sir Richard de Grey, 
lord of Codenore, and Simon de Trewythosa, testifying that whereas 
Joan, late Richard's wife, granted to Simon the manors of Brodeweye 
and Estelleworthe, to hold for life, and that if he died within 12 years 
after Easter next, which is on 20 April, then the manors shall remain 
to his heirs or assigns until the end of that term, John has conformed 
this deed, and as he is bound to Simon in a recognisance for 500 marks, 
Simon grants that so long as he holds the &aid manors without dis- 
turbance by the heirs of Richard and dame Joaji or by John's heirs, to 
wit, that if at the appearance of the parties before the justices, Simon or 
his attorney, the heirs withdraw from their right without appearing 
before the justices after the first appearance, the execution of the recog- 
nisances shall cease, but if Simon is ousted from the manors by these 
heirs, they shall remain in force. French. 

Memorandum, that John and Simon came into chancery in the chapel 
of the New Temple, London, on 17 April, and acknowledged the pre- 
ceding indenture. 

April 17. Thomas, abbot of Westminster, acknowledges for himself and convent 
Windsgr. that they owe to John de Staneweye, 200 marks; to be levied, in de- 
fault of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
CO. Surrey. . 

Cancelled on payment. 

April 18. Thomas Boydyn acknowledgefe that he owes to Thomas de Evesham, 
Windsor, clerk, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Warwick. 

April 24. John Strech, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Wode- 
Windsor. house, clerk, 1 1 marks, 75. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Somerset. 

Margaret, late the wife of Geoffrey de Cornwaille, acknowledges that 
she owes to Nicholas Crane, citizen and merchant of London, 200/. ; to 
be levied, etc. in co. Hereford. 

May 9. John de Wyghtham and Richard Perle, of Drayton, acknowledge 

Nottingbam. that they owe to Master John de Blebury, clerk, 9/. 175. lOd. ; to be 

levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Berks. 

— William de Middleton, clerk, received the acknowledgment by writ of 

dedimus putestaton, which is on the files. 



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io67. Membrane 2ld — cont. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that whereas Sir Montasintis de 
Noalhano, knight, deceased, incurred damages by reason of the war 
between Edward I and the kins: of France for Aquitaine, and an inquisi- 
tion was taken thereupon by the late king's order, by which they were 
estimated at 680Z., and John de Scassafort, knight, proctor, of Bertrand 
de Noalhano, donsel, nephew and universal heir of Montasinus, has 
prosecuted for recompense for the damages, and ait length, at the re- 
quest of Gaillardus, cardinal deacon of St. Lucy's in Sihce, a conference 
being held with John, archbishop of Canterbury, and Master Robert de 
Stretford, archdeacon of Canterbury, the chancellor, and others of the 
council, by the proctor, it is agreed that the proctor shall acquit the 
king for the sum of 2001., and because the king has ordered AOl. to 
be delivered to him by the merchants of the society of the Bardi of 
Florence, and the remaining IQOl. by the constable of Bordeaux, the 
proctor acquits him according to the agreement. Dated at London 
on 24 April, 11 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that John came into chancery at the chapel of the 
New Temple, London, on 24 April, and acknowledged the preceding 
deed. 

Memorandum, that the letters are placed in a box under the seal 
of Michael de Wath, keeper of the chancery rolls, and are sent to the 
Tower to remain with the memoranda of chancery. 

William, son of Gilbert, de Aton, puts in his place Hugh de Bardelby 

and William de Swynton to prosecute the execution of a recognisance 

for 200 marks made to him in chancery by Robert, son of William de 
Ros, of Ingmanthorp, and Thomas Ughtred, knight. 

May 7. John de Draycote acknowledges that he owes to Philip de Thame, 
Nottingham, p^or of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, in England, 200Z. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Oxford. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Benedict de Ditton acknowledges that he owes to the said prior 40/. ; 
to be levied, etc. in co. Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 



Membbane 20d. 

March 18. To Alfonso, king of Castile, Leon, Toledo, Galicia, Seville, 
Westminster. Cordova, Murcia, Jaen and Algarves, and lord of the county of Molina. 
Request to forbid his subjects to go to Flanders with money, arms, or 
victuals, or to do anything to the advantage of the Flemings, who adhere 
to the king's enemies, and that he will induce them to come to England 
with their goods, where the king will cause them to be favourably 
treated. If any harm is done to them, the king will cause a remedy 
to be quickly applied so that there shall be no just cause of complaint. 
[Fcedera.^ 

To the same. The king has received his letters concerning the matters 
to be treated of between their envoys, to be sent to England before 
Easter next, for the alliance between them, and the king hopes that he 
will allow nothing to come in the way of his goodwill towards him. 

[Ibid.] 

To Ferand Rodryes, chamberlain of the king of Spain. Request to 
promote the progress of the matter in treaty between the king and the 



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iOOl, Membrane 20d — cont. 

king of Spain, which the king desires to be speedily completed, so that 
the treaty may be kept and completed, and that it may not turn against 
the king's trust, at the instance of his ill-wishers. [Ibid.] 

The like to the following, 'mutatis mutandis,' to wit: 

To Sancius Sanches de Roges, chief serjeant of the king of Spain. 

To Roderic, dean of Salamank, chief councillor of that king. 

To Gondisalvus Martyn, that king's treasurer. 

To Skergonius, dean of Toledo, the king's chancellor. 

To Peter Ferand, archdeacon of Kalatrava. 

To Ferand Rodriket. [Ibid.] 

April 11. John de Cherleton, of London, acknowledges that he owes to Roger 
Windsor. Chauntecler, of London, 2001. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
Lis lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 
Cancelled on 'payment. 

Richard de Bella Fago acknowledges that he owes to Robert Fxtz 
Elys 20^. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Oxford. 
Cancelled on payment. 

April 12. Sampson Matham, of Sabrightwcrth, acknowledges that he owes to 
Windsor. Richard Andreu, citizen of London, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 

— ■ — Roger Chauntecler puts in his place William de Aukesworth, clerk, 

to prosecute the execution of & recognisance for 200?. ; made to him in 
chancery by Roger de Brok, knight. 

Memorandum, that Alan de Cherltone acknowledges that he is satis- 
fied for 40?., acknowledged to him by John Chamberleyn and Adam de 
Houedene, in chancery, in the 1st year of the reign. 

The following made like acknowledgments, 'mutatis mutandis' John 
Junctyn and his fellows, merchants of the society of the Peruzzi, for 
19 marks, acknowledged to them by Robert de Babethorp and Ralph 
his son, in the first year of the reigni. 

April 14. Master Elias Walewayn, prebendary of Aust, in the collegiate church 
Windsor, of Westbvuy, diocese of Worcester, acknowledges that he owes to William, 
de Cave, skinner of London, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lauds and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Gloucester. 

Ralph de Nevill puts in his place William de Emeldon and Henry 

de Ingelby, clerks, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 200Z., 
made to him in chancery by John de Denton and Richard de Acton, 
and of another recognisance for 20 marks, made to him there by 
Alexander de Bergh. 

April 12. John de Rithre, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Windsor. Brayton, clerk, 20Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 
Cancelled on payment. 

April 15. John de Braye, of Chesewyk, acknowledges that he owes to Richard 
Windsor, de Birton, 20Z. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Middlesex. 

Henry de Ridlyngton, chaplain, acknowledges that he gwes to Simou 
Daniel, 40?. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Kent, 



Jl EDWARD III.-^Part I. I2T 



1337. Membrane 20c? — cont. ■ 

April 16. John, son of John Lynch, of Preston, near Faiversham, 'pakere' of 
Windsor, j^ndon, acknowledges tlaat he owes to John Makenhoved, goldsmith of 
London, 32/. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Kent. 

Richard, son of Walter Coleman, of Little Abiton, clerk, acknow- 
ledges that he owes to John Lynch, of Preston, near Faversham, 
' pakere ' of London, Z2l. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Cambridge. 

William de Erghum, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Aucherus 
son of Henry, knight, 90?. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Lincoln. 

Aucherus son of Henry, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William 
de Erghum, knight, 60/. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Essex. 

April 18. To the burgomasters, consuhs, eehevins., and lawful men of Brugg, 
Windsor, u bishop of Lincoln, W. de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, W. 
de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, Reginald de Cobham, William Trussel 
and Nicholas de la Beche, knights, informed upon the king's business, 
in whom the king desires full confidence to be placed, as his intimate 
secretaries, are coming to parts beyond the sea, and the king will be 
pleased, and it will, perhaps, be expedient that they treat with them 
efficaciously upon certain things. 

The like to the following, to wit ; 
The burgomasters, consuJes, echevins, and lawful men of Ipre. 
The burgomasters, consules, echevins., and lawful men of Ghent. 
To Louis, count of Flanders. The like notification. 



Membbane I9d. 

April 26, To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to admit 

Westminster. 'VVilliam Batail, as the attorney of Robert de Hambury, chamberlain of 

North Wales, to render his account at the exchequer at York, as Robert 

is charged with affairs by the king and his council. By K. 

May 1. To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to supersede the exigents against 
Westminster. Master Henry de Harwedon, as the king ordered Robert de Insula, 
Richard de Baiocis, Warin de Bassynebourn, Richard de Kelleshull, 
and Geoffrey de Lenn, of Cambridge, justices of oyer and terminer in 
CO. Cambridge, to cause the exigents against Henry to be superseded 
without delay, and to send the record and process concerning him before 
the king according to the tenor of his order at another time [as in this 
Calendar, 10 Edward III, page 733] ; and now Henry has shown 
the king that the justices have not hitherto executed that order, but 
have permitted him to be placed in exigent, whereupon he has besought 
the king to provide a remedy; and he has found before the king in 
chancery, Henry de Hertyngdon, of co. Derby, Edm[und] de Leuke- 
nore, of co. Northampton, and John Dunheved, of co. Warwick, 
mainpernors, who have undertaken to liave him before the king on the 
appointed day to answer for his trespass and to do and receive what 
the king's covurt shall determine. By C. 



Membbane 18d.' 

May 3. To Thomas Langele and Richard de Williamescote. Order to have 

Westminster. Roger de Nowers, Richard and Roger his sons, William le Taillour, of 

Kengham, Walter Been, William Hagoun, John Been, and Willia.ni 



128 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1337. Memhrane \%d — cont. 

son of Nicholas atte Mulle, of ChurchehToll, before the king in chancery 
on the morrow of the Ascension, to do and receive what shall there be 
ordained by the council, as the king lately appointed John de Biirgh- 
ton and Gilbert Chasteleyn to arrest and take Roger and the others, 
suspect of felonies and misdeeds, and to take them to the Tower of 
London to be imprisoned, and Thomas and Richard appeared in chancery 
and mainpemed to have Roger and the others before the king and his 
council or justices to' stand to right for those felonies and trespasses, 
and that they would behave well in the meantime. By C. 

May 10. Richard de Ivyngho, parson of Hauekyng church, diocese of Canter- 
York, bury, and master of the Hospital of St. Thomas the Martyr, Estbregg, 
Canterbury, acknowledges that he owes to Maneutus Francisci, merchant 
of Florence, 14?. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Kent. 

John, son of Richard Ravener, of Littelton, acknowledges that he owes 
to Richard de Toppesfeld 60Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 

May 17. Brother John, prior of the church of St. Frideswide, Oxford, acknow- 
York. ledges for himself and successors that they owe to Asselin Simonetti, of 
Lucca., merchant, 144Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lauds 
and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Oxford. 
Cancelled on payment. 



Membbane 17 d. 

April 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to caiise H. 

Windsor, bishop of Lincoln, who is about to set out to parts beyond the sea in 
the king's service, to have respite until Michaelmas next for all the debts 
which are exacted of him. By K. 

The abbot of Tupholm, holding a part of the lands which belonged 

to William Tuchet, deceased, puts in his place Nicholas de Staunford, 

clerk, to defend the execution of a recognisance for 75Z. 6s.. 4:d., made by 
William in chancery to John de Coton. 



Membbane 15d* 

John de Cotum puts in his place William de Byfeld and Hugh de 

Donecastr[ia.] to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 7bl. 6s. Ad. 

made to him in chancery by William Tuchet. 

• John de Cotum, of London, puts in his place the said William and 

Hugh to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for AOL, made to him 

in chancery by WiUiam Tuchet, knight. 

John de Cotvun of London, skinner, puts in his place the same William 

• and Hugh to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 601., made 

to him in chancery by John de London of Bristol. 

May 9. To Henry de Grey. Order to send all the indictments touching 

York. William de Neuport to the king on the morrow of Midsummer, and to 

supersede the execution of the indictments, as the king, learning that 

* Membrane 16(Z is blank. 



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April 15. 
Windsor. 



1337. Membrane \^d — cont. 

William was indicted for divers felonies and trespasses in co. Essex, 
before Henry and his fellows, justices of oyer and terminer there, and 
wishins: the indictments to be tenninatod before hinl and his council in 
the last parliament at Westminster, ordered Henry to send them, so 
that the king should have them on a certain day now past, and Henry 
has not sent the indictments. By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 
William Trussel, the elder, who is about to set out to parts beyond the 
sea in the king's service, to have respite until IVxichaelmas next for the 
debts which he owes at the exchequer. By K. 

April 23. To the same. Order to receive Philip de Norwico, clerk, and William 
Westminster. Gylmyn as the attorneys of John de Norwico, late admiral of the fleet 
from the mouth of the Thames towards the north, to render his account 
for the money and victuals received by him, and for the expenditure 
thereof, at the exchequer, as John is going in the king's service to 
Gascony with other lieges. — The chancellor received the attorneys. 

ByC. 
To J. archbiskop of Canterbury. Summons to attend a conference 
at Stamford on Friday, the morrow of the Ascension next. By K. 

[Rep. Dignity of a Peer, iv, p. 473.] 

The like to the archbishop of York, eight bishops, ten earls, and 
thirty-one others. [Ihid.^ 



April 27. 

Windsor. 



May 3. 

The Tower. 



May 4. 
Dunstable. 

May 5. 
Dunstable. 



May 6. 

Westminfiter. 



Membbane 13d* 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Wynchelse. Summons to elect two 
men of that town to be at Chichester on 12 May next, to treat with 
the lieges whom the king will send there, and to inform them, upon the 
things which shall be set forth by them on the king's behalf. By K. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to the mayor and bailiffs of nine other towns, and to the 
mayor amd bailiffs of Southampton to send four men. [Ibid.] 

Henry Garnet, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Langeford 40^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his la«ds and 
chattels in co. Essex. 

Hugh de Nonnanvill acknowledges that he owes to John de Wode- 
hous, clerk, 81. 9s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Southampton. 

John de Potenhale acknowledges that he owes to John de Wodehous, 
clerk, 8Z. 9s. ; to be levied, etc. in the city of London. 

Hugh Daudele, earl of Gloucester, acknowledges that he owes to John 
de Pulteneye, knight, 1,000?. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Oxford. 

Robert de Inworth of Egeham, the elder, and John Sprot, ' ropere,' 
citizen of London, acknowledge that they owe to Godfrey de Iddcsworth, 
parson of Stanewell church, 270 marks ; to be levied, etc. in co. Surrey. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To Nicholas Pyke and William do Weryngton. Order to pennit 
John Smert, master of a ship called ' Navis. Dei,' of London, to cross 



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1337. Membrane \Zd — cont. 

with his ship laden with victuals, to Scotland, from the port of the 
Thames, by a mainprise, although the king lately appointed them to 
arrest all ships in that port up to a place called ' la Rewe,' and to cause 
them to be provided under a certain form, as the king has given John 
licence to cross to the said parts with the victuals of Henry de Percy 
and other lieges in the king's service there, by the mainprise of Thomas 
Godchep and Alan de Conductu, vintner of London, who have under- 
taken that he shall take the victuals to Scotland and not elsewhere, and 
that he will return with all speed to the port ,of Portsmouth to set out 
with other ships in the king's service. By K. and C. 

— — Geoffrey de Weston of London, ' draper,' puts in his place William de 

Newenham, clerk, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 200Z., 

made to him in chancery by Elias le Callere. — Thomas de Evesham re- 
ceived the attornment. 

William, son of Robert le Calleire, puts in his place the same William 

to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 200Z., made to him in 

chancery by Elias le Callere. 

May 13. To William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, constable of Dover castle 
York. and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. 
Order to supersede the taking of the person of Peter Daulard of Sand- 
wich, by a mainprise, because he has found the following mainpernors 
before the king in chancery, to wit: Nicholas Archer of Dover, Gilbert 
Waterbole, and Walter Daulard of Sandwich, of co. Kent, who have 
undertaken to answer to the king for his contempt in severely threaten- 
ing John Alfonse, merchant of Portugal, in the king's presence, and to 
John, because he arrested a ship of his laden with divers goods and 
merchandise, crossing to Flanders, and brought it to the port of Sand- 
wich, against John's will. By K. 

The like to the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. 

Memorandum, that on 28 April the king, being then at Mortelak, 
granted to Sir John de Sancto Paulo, clerk, the custody of the rolls, 
writs and memoranda of chancery to hold as Master Henry de Clif and 
other keepers held them ; and John took oath on that day at Mortelak, 
in the presence of John, archbishop of Canterbury, Master Robert de 
Stretford, archdeacon of Canterbury, the chancellor. Sir Henry de 
Ferariis and Master Richard de Bynteworth, keepers of the privy seal and 
several others to exercise that custody well and faithfully, and Sir Michael 
de Wath, then keeper of the said rolls, on 30 April following, by reason 
of a writ of privy seal directed to him, delivered to John the rolls, writs 
and memorandai, then in his custody, with the keys of the chests in 
which they are kept in the Tower of London, and certain other things 
and the key of another chest at the abbey of St. Mary, York, in which 
the rolls and writs of chancery are likewise contained, as Michael says. 

May 20. To the lady of Walgas, Gripeswold and Stransond. The king has 
York. learned from Roger de Plumpton, merchant, that whereas he lately went 
to those parts to traffic with his things and merchandise, that lady's 
ministers or Serjeants took from him for her use, 8 barrels of ' sturgeon ' 
and other goods of the value of 40 marks sterling, for which they gave 
no payment or other satisfaction, whereupon the king requested her to 
cause justice to be done to him, but because the king's prayers have 
had no effect, he again requests her to give al remedy to the merchant 
for his damages and expenses, so that it may not Ijelioye the king tct 
prepare a due remedy against her subject^. 



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1337. 

June 1. 

Stamford. 



June 2. 
Doucaster. 

June 3. 

Stamford. 



May 29. 
Staiaford. 



May 31. 

Stamford. 



Membrane \Zd — cont. 

Ralph Broun, of Gi'antham, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
de Baumburgh, clerk, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of hia 
lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on jx^yi^^^nt. 

John de Coggeshale, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Geoffrey 
le Scrop, 600 marks ; to be levied, etc. in co, Essex, 

Nicholas, abbot of Pippewell, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
de Baumburgh, clerk, lOZ. ; to be levied, in defavdt of payment, of his 
lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Northampton. 

Edward de Pabenham acknowledges that he owes to John, son of 
Simon de Drayton, 2QI. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Huntingdon. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Wliereas in certain presentments 
made in Ris toxirn in the wapentake of Bersetlowe, because William, 
vicar of Sutton church, Robert Greneway, Robert Cole, John Cacche, 
Robert M'&.de, Nicholas Made, Adam atte Ok, John, son of Idonia and 
Thomas his brother, Nicholas Cacche, Robert atte Halle, Robert Hare, 
William Hare, Adam le Smyth, William atte Stighel of Lound, John 
Blome, Robert le Clerk, Thomas de Lound, chaplain, Robert son of 
Mathilda de Lound, William Calfhird, Richard Blome, Adam, son of 
Robert, Adam de Kirkeby, Nicholas Cullul, Robert Pye, and John de 
Alkelay diverted the course of a river called Iddel out of its ancient 
bed, a manifest error intervened, the king wishing to correct the error, 
ordered the sheriff to send to him the presentments with all things 
touching them, on the octaves of Trinity, and the sheriff distrains William 
and the others for 10/., at which they were amerced for the reason 
aforesaid, although they are prosecuting concerning error, whereupon 
they have besought the king to cause the distraint to be superseded 
during the discussion of the error ; the king therefore orders the sheriff 
to supersede the demand which he makes on them for 10/., until the 
Purification next, so that they may pursue their suit concerning the 
error. 

To Master Richard Eryum. Order to be in chancery on the morrow 
of Trinity next, to answer the king upon his contempts, and to do and 
receive what the king's court shall decide, because the king has learned 
that he has attempted certain things against an inhibition laid upon 
him on the king's behalf. By C. 



Membbane 12d. 

June 1. To Henry de Belton. Order to be in person before John, archbishop 

Stamford, of Canterbury, and the chancellor and treasurer and others of the 

council at Stamford on the morrow of Trinity next, to inform the king 

and his council upon certain most urgent affairs, and to give his counsel. 

[Rep. Dignity of a Peer, iv, p. 474.] By K. 

The like to nineteen others. \Ihid.'\ 

May 30, To the abbot and convent of Seleby. Order to do nothing by reason 
Stamford, of any order of the king for yielding his liberty to Robert, son of Peter 



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1337. 



May 23. 

Stamford. 



May 24. 
Stamford. 



June 6. 

Stamford. 



Membrane lid — cont. 

de Freston, their bondman, or to any other bondman which might be 
to the prejudice of the king or of their church, without consulting 
the king, although the king several times ordered them by writs of 
privy seal to free Robert, because the king has learned from trustworthy 
testimony that if such liberty be granted it will be to his prejudice and 
that of their church of St. German, Seleby, and the abbey is of royal 
foundation and in voidances the issues of its temporalities ought to per- 
tain to the king. By C. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to release William Devereus, Roger 
Pychard, Roger and Thomas his sons, Baldwin de Brugg, William de 
la Wode, Wilham his son, Philip le Clerk of Malmeshull, Gilbert son of 
Gilbert Martin, John son of William de la Heth, Thomas de Cobham, 
John de Esketh, Roger Boye, John de Henyne, Ralph de Lyngeyne, 
and Nicholas de Byrmyngham from prison by a mainprise as the king 
lately appointed Peter de Grandissono, William de Frome, Adam Lucas, 
William Broun, and Hugh Hakelut to arrest William and the others, 
suspected of felonies and misdeeds, and imprison them in Hereford castle 
so that the king might afterwards cause them to be taken to the Tower 
of London, and Peter and the others have taken William and the others 
and imprisoned them, and Walter de Shobeden, Nicholas Devereus, 
Walter de Lulham, John de Hegh of that county, Henry de Byrmyng- 
ham, knight, of CO. Warwick, and William le Yong, of co. Salop, have 
mainperned before the king in chancery to have William and the others 
before the king, his counsel or justices to stand to right in the premises, 
and to do and receive what shall then be ordained by them, and that 
they will behave well and faitlifuUy. By K. 

To Nicholas de la Beche, constable of the Tower of London, or to him 
who supplies his place there. Order to release Stephen de Wyrmund- 
ford, clerk, from prison by a certain, mainprise, as the king lately ap- 
pointed John de Pulteneye, mayor of London, and Roger de Depham 
to take Stephen and others suspected of felonies and misdeeds, and 
imprison them in the Tower, and Stephen was so taken and imprisoned, 
and Thomas, son of Michael, citizen of London, Ranulph de Halsted, 
of CO. Essex, Henry Denne, of co. Kent, Adam de Spenythom, of co. 
York, have mainperned in chancery to have Stephen before the king, 
his council or justices to stand to right in the premises, and to do and 
receive what they shall ordain, and that he will behave well and faith- 
fully. By C. 

To Peter de Grandissono, William de Frome, Adam Lucas, William 
Broun and Hugh Hakelut. Order to supersede the taking of the bodies 
of William Deverous and others \as above], as the king appointed them 
to take William and others and imprison them at Hereford castle, and 
Walter de Shobedon and others hav© mainperned for them [as above]. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to supersede the execution of the 
king's writ to^ take Master William de Lodelowe, parson of Mounselowe 
church, by a mainprise, as lately at the request of Thomas, bishop of 
Hereford, showing that William is excommunicated for contempt of his 
authority, the king ordered the sheriffs to take him and judge him 
according tO' the custom of England, and now William has appealed 
against the bishop's seaitence, and his plaint is pending in the court 
of Canterbury, as appears by letters under the seal of the official of 
that court, shown in chancery; and John do Redenesse and Robert 
Wasteneys of co, York, have mainperned to have William before the 



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133 



1337. 



June 3. 

Stamford. 



May 30. 
Stamford. 



June 1. 
Stamford. 



June 12. 

Berwick-on- 

Tweed. 



Membrane \2d — cant. 

king in chanceiy fifteen days from Midsummer next, to stand to right 
in the premises, which day the king has given to the bishop to show 
cause why the execution of the king's writ to take William should not 
be superseded. 

The like to the sheriff of Salop for the same William. 

To Nicholas de la Beche, constable of the Tower of London, or to 
him who supplies his place. Whereas Adam do Cailly, who was taken 
in Scotland by the king's enemies and imprisoned for some time in Dun- 
bar castle, is bringing a letter of the countess of la Marche, who did 
satisfaction for his ransom and released hun from prison, to John 
Randolf, earl of Murref, her brother, now in the Tower, the kins; orders 
Nicholas to permit Adam to deliver the letter to the earl in his presence, 
and inspect it with him, and to inform the king or his council if there 
is anything sinister or any other matter whereby the king can have 
information. [Fcedera.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John 
de Alveton, sheriff of Oxford and Berks, to have respite until the 
morrow of Martinmas next for his account for the issues of these counties. 

By K. 

To the same. Order to cause the prior of St. Mary's, Worcester, one 
of the collectors of the biennial tenth granted by the clergy in Worcester 
diocese, to ha.ve respite until the octaves of Michaelmas next for render- 
ing his account. By K. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to go to the manor of Braburn, in 
that county, and to deliver it together with the issues thea-eof to 
Katherine, late the wife of David de Strabolgy, earl of Athol, tenaiHt 
in chief, and if any resist that livery by armed power, to take and im- 
prison them, taking the ^^osse comitatus for this if necessary, informing 
the king of the names of those so arrested, and to be in chancery on 
the octaves of Midsummer next tO' answer for his contempt, and to do 
and receive what the king's court shall determine; knowing that the 
king has amerced him at 100s., which he will cause to be levied of his 
land and chattels unless he diligently executes the present order, as 
the king previously ordered him to go to that manor and deliver it to 
Katherine to hold as dower [as at page 74 ahove\ and the king has 
learned that he refused to obey or execute that order. 



MEMBBANE Ud. 

William Corbet and Emma his wife, lato the wife of John de 
Odyngseles, put in their place William de Whatcote to defend the 
execution of a recognisance for 200 marks, made by John and Emma 
in the late king's chancery to William de Ayremynne, clerk. 

The same William and Emma, holding part of the lands which be- 
longed to John, put in their place the same William de Whaccote, to 
defend the execution of a recognisance for 200/. made by John in the 
late king's chancery to the same William de Ayremynne. 

Milisenta, late the wife of Hugh de Plescy, tenant in chief, puts in 
her place John de Crokcsford and Robert le Chaumberlcyn of Staunton 



134 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1337. 



June 4. 
Stamford. 



June 6. 

Newcastle- 
on-Tyne. 

June IL 

Berwick-on- 

Tweed. 



June 2. 
Stamford. 



June 1. 

Stamford, 



June 4. 
Stamford. 



Membrane \\d — cont, 

Harecourt to seek and receive in chancery her reasonable dower from all 
the lands which belonged to Hugh. 

The same Milisenta puts in her place William de Wyk to seek and 
receive in chancery her reasonable dower from the said lands. 

John de Worthyn and John de WatenhuU, clerk, acknowledge that 
they owe to John de Wodehous, clerk of the hanaper, 8/. 7*. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Salop. 

John de Cateslj|^ of Northampton, acknowledges that he owes to John 
de Waldegrave of Flore, 40s. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Northampton. 

Hugh de Longedon puts in his place John de Tamworth, clerk, to 
prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 20^. made to him in 
chancery by John de Say, of Dunston. 

William son of John de Sutton, of Boston, acknowledges that he owes 
to Thomas de Berford, parson of St. Paul's church, Staunford, 100^.; 
to be levied, etc. in co. Lincoln. 

H,enry, son of Robert de Quaplade, and John Osgot of Sutton, ack- 
nowledge that they owe to the prior of Spaldyng 100 marks; to be 
levied, etc. ,in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelhd on paytnent, acknowledged by John de Kirketon, the prior's 
attorney. 

To Roger de Grey, John de Mepersale, Simon Croyser and Thomas 
de Stodeleye. Order to supersede further process in the following 
affair, by reason of the king's commission to them, provided that they 
assemble at the days and places when and where the writs of exigent 
are returnable before them, to receive or admit them as they ought, 
as although the king lately appointed them in co. Bedford and other 
lieges in other counties, to pursue, arrest and imprison felons and male- 
factors and suspect persons, until justice should be done to them accord- 
ing to the law of the reahn and to take inquisition concerning homicides, 
robberies, rapes and other felonies made during the king's reign, and 
to hear and determine them, yet the king has caused several men, both 
horse and foot, to be arrayed for the repulse of the Scots, and for his 
passage towards the duchy of Gascony for the safety of his lands there, 
and men of the reahn concerned in such charges cannot be attendant 
before them in all such inquisitions, and the king wishes to provide for 
tlie indemnity of his people in this matter. By K. and C. 

The like to all the justices similarly appointed in divers counties of 
the realm. By K. and C. 

To the treastrrer and barons of the exchequea*. Order to cause John 
de WatenhuU, the king's clerk, who is on his business, to have respite 
until the octaves of Michaelmas next for rendering account with John 
de lai Chaumbre and the executors of the will of John de Kyngeston, 
for the treasure and jewels which belonged to Roger de Mortuo, Mai-i, 
tari of March, an enemy and rebel, and which the king caused to be 
taken into his hands. By K. 

To the same. Order |to cause Thomas de BrokhuU, sheriff of Kent, 
who is on the king's business, to have respite until the quinzaine of 
Michaelmas next for rendering his account, which he ought to do on the 
present morrow of Trinity. By K. 



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1337. 



Membrane \ld — cont. 



Tweed. 



June 4. To the same. Order to; cause John de Bradeweye to ha,ve respite 
Berwick-^on- until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next for all the debts which he owes 
at the exchequer for the time when he was baihff of certain Uberties in 
CO. Kent. By K. 

Guy de la Choche, merchant of Lucca, puts in his place William de 
Newenham, clerk, and Theobald Poleyn, to prosecute the execution of 
a recognisance for 1,600/., made to him in chancery by William la 
Zouche Mortymer, Roger le Mortymer, dean of Wells, and others con- 
tained in the recognisance. 



Membrane lOd. 

June 3. To William de Shareshull and his fellows, appointed to take assizes in 
Stamford, co. Stafford. Order to continue the assize of novel disseisin, which James 
de Stafford, knight, arramed before them against John, son of William 
de Stafford, knight, now in Scotland in the king's service in war, and 
others, (contained in the original writ, concerning tenements in Brom- 
shulf, Legh, Fossebrok, and Dulverne, by the king's special favour, 
while John is staying in the said service, or until ordered otherwise, 
according to the ordinance made at Notingham, though it is not the 
king's intention that those who make such disseisins and straightway 
journey to Scotland in order to put off complaints and suits against them, 
shall profit by the said ordinance, as the king wishes to provide for the 
indemnity of the lieges serving with him in the war of Scotland from 
being disquieted more in their absence/ than when present, and de- 
frauded in their absence, especially as lieges haive departed from the 
king in Scotland for that cause, and have returned home to defend 
their rights, and the king assembled the earls, barons, and chief men 
of the realm and others of the council at Notingham, whei-e it was 
ordained that assizes of novel disseisin against lieges in the said service 
should be continued from day to day while they were in that service, so 
that they might stay therein without any prejudice. By K. and C. 



Tweed. 



Membrane dd. 

June 12. To Gerard de Spinula, marshal of the king of • Sicily (Cesil). The 
Berwick-^on- king has inspected his letters directed to Nicholas Usus Maris, constable 
''^°° of Bordeaux, and because he has learned thereby, and by the relation 
of Anthony Bachem that Gerard is labouring for the completion of the 
matteir expounded to him by Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of the duchy 
[of Aquitaine] and the said constable, for which the king thanks him, 
asking him to continue his benevolence, and further the said matter 
according to the desire of the seneschal and constable ; the king assures 
him that he will have consideration for his efforts in this affair, so that 
ho shall be content, and that with regard to the arrangement made by 
Master Paul de Monte Florum, his clerk, with certain adversaries and 
rebels of Gerard, this was done without the king's knowledge and much 
to his annoyance, chiefly because Paul was not charged with that affair 
by him. ^y K. 

[Ftxdera.] 



i36 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



i-667. Membrane dd — cont. 

The like to the following: — 
Nicholas de Spinulai, 
John Aurie, 

Christian de Guisulsis, Parcevallus, Henry de Stualzasichis and 
Benedict Cibo, jointly. [Ibid.] 

June 14. To Roger Lestraunge, knight, steward of Richard, earl of Arundel, or 
Berwick-on- to him who supplies the earl's place. The king hais learned that by 
^^^ ' reason of certain excesses and trespasses committed by Roger and others 
of those parts whom he maintains, as is sadd, he lately caused divers men 
at arms and other armed men to be assembled, both English and Welsh, 
and presumed to invade, with a great multitude, in a warlike manner, the 
borders of the land and lordship of John de Cherleton of Powys, while 
he was at Staunford by the king's order to treat upon the affairs of the 
reahn, with other magnates and others of the council assembled there, 
and the king was in Scotland, bridling the Scots who were and are be- 
sieging his castles and fortalices there, and Roger perpetrated divers evils 
and crimes there in the land of Powys, demanding hostages from John's 
wife and his other friends, and retaining them until his inordinate 
desire was gratified, to the injury of the king's peace, chiefly because 
the Welsh, from lightness of head^ may rise in war, and becaiuse 
Roger, by reason of his ofiice, ought not to violate the peace, but to 
maintain it with all their power; the king therefore orders him, 
under pain of forfeiture, to withdraw from such deeds without 
delay, and not to do any harm to John or others under any pretext, 
under pain of forfeiture, or to do anything against the peace, knowing 
that if anything is attempted injuriously between him and John, the 
king will cause speedy justice to be done both to him and to John and 
others in suits concerning trespasses and excesses, if any are done, 
according to the law and custom of , these parts, when he returns from 
Scotland, unless the said discords are appeased beforehand. The king 
has made a. Hke prohibition to John not to attempt or do anything 
against Roger or his people. By K. and C. 

- Brother George de Wakerie, executor of the will of Nicholas de 

Segrave, puts in his place William de Burgh and Alexander de Congel- 

tom, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 115/., made to him 

in chancery by John Pecche, knight. 

June 18. John Chamels, parson of Swepston church, diocese of Lincoln, ack* 
Berwick-on- nowledges that he owes to Henry, earl of Lancaster, 100/. ; to be levied, 
Tweed. ^^ default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods 
in CO. Leicester. 

Cancelled on 2^oy}nent, acknowledged by Michael de WatJi, the earVs 
attorney. 

Alice, late the wife of Roger Beler, acknowledges that she owes to 
John de Stretford, archbishop of Canterbury, 100/. ; toi be levied, in 
default of payment, of her lands and chattels in co. Leicester. — >The 
chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

June 21. Brother James de Cusansia, prior of the monks of Thetford, acknow- 
Stamford. ledges for himself and convent that they owe to Andrew Berton, mer- 
chant of Chieri (Kirio), 265/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Norfolk. 



11 EDWARD III.— Part I. 



137 



June 23. 

Stamford. 



June 21. 
Stamford. 



1337. Membrane ^d — coiU. 

A;s:nes, late the wife of Roger de Somervill, puts in her place John de 

• • Scarlo, clerk, and William de la Galilye, to- seek and receive her reason- 
able dower from Roger's lands, knight's fees and advowsons. 

John, son of Ralph de Westerkele, acknowledges that he owes to John 
Reyner of Grymesby, clerk, 40Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands amd chattels in co. Lincoln. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause William 
Vaghan, sheriff of Surrey and Sussex, to have respdte until the morrow 
of Michaelmas next, for rendering his accovmt on the quiuzaine of Mid- 
simamer next, of the issues of his bailiwick, as he is appointed by divers 
writs to levy and purvey bridges, rudders and other necessaries for the 
shipment of the horses of the king and other lieges for their passage 
to Gascony, and divers kinds of victuals, and to be attendant upon the 
arraying of divers men for the said passage, and several other affairs. 

By C. 

June 26. Brother Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of 
Stamford. Jerusalem in England, acknowledges for himself and successors that 

they owe to Byndus Gyles of Florence, 1,200/. ; to be levied, in default 

of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

The same prior acknowledges that he owes to Asselin Simonetti, of 
Lucca, merchant, 2,666/. ISs. 4(i. ; to be levied as aforesaid. 
Cancelled on payment. 

The same prior acknowledges that he owes to John de Oxon[ia], 
citizen and vintner of London, and to Walter Neil, citizen a.nd corn- 
monger {bladario) of London, 1,000/. ; to be levied as aforesaid. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The same prior acknowledges that he owes to the same John and 
Walter, 800/. ; to be levied as aforesaid. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Walter and Ric1ia/rd de 
Eothyng, executor of John's will. 

June 25. Richard, son of William de Haukhirst ,of Tenderden, acknowledges 
Stamford, that he owes to Thomas de Bettenhamme, 60s. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Peter de Foune of Little Markham, acknowledges that he owes to 
John de Hothom of Scorburgh, knight, the elder, 100s. ; to be levied, 
etc. in CO. Nottingham. 

— ' — - Richard de Ayremynn, Master Thomas Sampson, Robert de Usse- 

flete. Master Gilbert de Yareswell, Ivo dei Clynton and William de 
Salteby, executors of the will of William de Ayremynne, clerk, put in 
their place Walter Power and Richard de Tharlesthorp, clerks, to prose- 
cute the execution of recognisances made to William in chancery in the 
time of the king, his father and grandfather. — Michael de Wath re- 
ceived the attornment. 

June 27. William, son of Warun le Frere, acknowledges that he owes to John 
Stamford, de Wodehous, clerk of the hanaper, 12 marks, 9s. ; to be levied, in do- 
fault of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Roger de Mundham of Staunford, acknowledges that he owes to 
William de Berughby, clerk, 30/. ; to be levied;, etc. iu co. Lincoln. 



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CALENDAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1337. Membrane 9c? — cont. 

Ralph Broun of Grantham, acknowledges that he owes to Ivo 
Pykard, 80/. ; to be levied, etc. in, co. Lincoln. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Master John de Asshebum, holding part of the lands which belonged to 

• • Hugh, son of Robert de Asshebum, and guardian of John, Hugh's son 

and heir, puts in his place Alexander de Congelton, to defend the execu- 
tion of a recognasamce for 16/. made by Hugh in the late king's chancery, 
to Peter de Neuport, deceased. 

June 28. Nicholas Sperlyng of London, John Fuse of Oxford, and Robert de 
Stamford. Bokyngham acknowledge that they owe to John de Turneye 60Z. ; to 

be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the city 

of London. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, acknowledges that he owes to Ralph 
de Nevyll, knight, 200 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Suffolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

July 1. To the treasurer and barons of the eocchequer. Order to receive 

Stamford. Pet€r de Richemound and John de Ampelforth as the attorneys of 

ThomaiS de Rokeby, to render his account for the issues of co. York 

for the time when he was sheriff there, as Thomas is going to Scotland 

by the king's order. By K. 

The chancellor received the attornment. 

July 1. Thomas de Rokeby, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 

Stamford. Wodelious, clerk of the hanaper, 111. 2s. ^d. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

The same Thomas acknowledges that he owes to the said John 19/.; 
to be levied as aforesaid. 

July 9. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John 
The Tower. Lfersedeken to have respite until Christmas next for all the debts which 
he owes at the exchequer. 

July 11. Donisia, late the wife of Henry de Stowe, of London, 'draper,' and 
The Tower. Thomas his son, acknowledge that they owe to Roger de Clopton, of 

London, pewtrer, 30/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 

lands and chattels in co. Cambridge. 
Cancelled on payment. 



June 22. 
Stamford. 



June 21. 
Stamford. 



Membrane 8d. 

John de Vienne puts in his place Gilbert de Chishull, clerk, to pro8&- 
cute the execution of a recognisance for 80/, made to him in chancery 
by John de Boyllond, knight. 

Walter, abbot of Newminster, acknowledges for himself and convent 
that they owe to Thomas de Baumburgh, parson of Emeldon chvirch, 
40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
and ecclesiastical goods in co. Northmnberland. 

To Ralph Basset of Drayton. Order to be with the king on the 
octaves of SS. Peter and Paul next, to treat with him and others of the 



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1337. Membrane Sd — cont. 

council upon certain affairs, and the king will inform him fully in the 
premises. By K. 

\^Report Dignity of a Peer, iv. p- 475.] 

The like to four others, knights. \Ihid.'\ 

The like to three others, knights, to be before the king and his council 
at Staunford on Tliursday next. By K. 

[Ibid.] 

To Warin le Latymer. Like order to be before the king on the 
octaves of SS. Peter and Paul next, notwithstanding the order directing 
him to set out to Scotland in the king's service. By K. 

'Thid.] 

The hke to four others, knights. By K. 

[Ibid.] 

June 21. To J. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to attend a conference 
Stamford, at Westminster on Monday after St. Margaret next, to treat upon cer- 
tain most urgent .affairs, intimated to the king by the envoys whom ho 
sent to parts beyond the sea. By K. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to i fourteen bishops, twenty-five abbots, the prior of the 
Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, and three other priors. 
[Ibid.] 

To Thomas, earl of Norfolk. Siunmons to attend the aforesaid con- 
feremce. By K. 

[Ibid:] 

The like to eleven earls and thirty-seven others, the order to John 
de Sutton of Holdernesse, being vacated because he was not sunmioned. 
[Ibid.] 

The like to Master John deUfford, the king's clerk, 'mutatis mutandie.' 
[Ibid.] 

June 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, DubUn. Order to 
Stamford, cause Robert de Clyfford, one of the heirs of Richard de Clare, to have 
respite until ^the quinzaine of Martinmas next for all the debts which 
are exacted from him in Ireland, causing his lands, goods and chattels, 
which were taken into the king's hands by reason of those debts, to be 
restored to him, soi that his letters and other evidences being examined, 
justice may be done both for him and the king, as Robert has besought 
the king to provide a remedy, as the late king pardoned Richard 1,000 
marks of the debts in which he was bound to that king, and the 
letters ,of pardon are ini the custody of Giles de Badelesmere, co-heir 
of Richard, and Robert has other evidences by which he asserts that ho 
ought of right to be discharged .thereof, and yet the debts are exacted 
of him in their entirety, and his lands of his purparty of that inlieri- 
tance, and his goods and chattels have been seised into the king's hand. 

ByC. 

June 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Walter 
Stamford, de Creik, who is staying in Scotland by the king's order, to have respite 
until Christmas next for those 24^. which he is bound to render at the 
exchequer for the present year for the custody of the lands of John de 
Burdoleys, son and heir of John de Burdeleys, tenant in chief, committed 
to him by the king. By p.B. 



140 



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lo37. Membrane 8d — cunt. 

June 30. Philip de Somervill, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Agnes, late 
Kingscliffe. the wife of Roger de Somervill, 100^. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of her lands and chattels in co. Northumberland. 

Agnes, late the wife of Roger de Somervill, acknowledges that she 
owes to Philip de Somervill, knight, 100/. ; to be levied, etc. in co. 
Lincoln. 

June 24. To John de Pulteneye. Order under pain of forfeiture to be at 

Stamford. Westminster before the king and his council on Wednesday after the 

Translation of ,St. Thomas the Martyr next, to inform the king and his 

council upon certain affairs to be fully exposed to him and to give his 

counsel. By K. and C. 

[Eep. Dignity of a Feer iv. p. 477.] 

The like to thirty-fovir merchants. \Ihid^ 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order, under pain of forfeiture, to cause two 
wool merchants of that bailiwick to attend the said conference, to inform 
the king and council upon the said affairs and tO' treat thereof with 
them. By K. and C. 

[Ibid.] 

The Uke to the sheriffs of Cornwall, Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Devon. 
[Ibid.] 

June 28. To Geoffrey de Say. Order to be at London on Thursday after the 

Stamford. Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr next, before John, archbishop of 

Canterbury, and others of the council, to hear certain things which shall 

be exposed to him there, and to do what shall be enjoined upon him by 

the council. By K. 

The like to Otto de Grandissono. By K. 

July 2. Richard Bagge of Dorchester, acknowledges that he owes to John de 

Stamford. Wodelious, clerk, SI. 9s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Dorset. 
Cancelled on payment. 

July 6. Brother Guy de Cherryns, prior of Castelacre, acknowledges for him- 
Huutingdon. gglf and convent that they owe to John de Oxon[iaJ, citizen and vintner 
of London, 100/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. iSorfolk. 



June 29. 
Stamford. 



ilEitBBANE Id. 

To John de Cherleton. Order to make himself ready without delay 
and to come to the king to take up the office of justiciary of Ireland, and 
to receive information! upon the state of that land and to do what shall 
be enjoined upon him by the council, as the king, with the advice of 
the council, has appointed him to go speedily to Ireland to exercise the 
said office there. By K. 

To Phihp de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem 
in England. Order, under pain of forfeiture, to make no apportum 
out of the reahn against the statute, but to cause that apportum to be 
kept under safe custody in his possession, without anything being taken 
or eloigned therefrom, until ordered otherwise, as the king has learned 
that notwithstanding this order, the prior proposes to transmit an 
apportum in no small quantity of money to parts beyond the sea, 
against the statute. By K. 



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141 



1337. Membrane Id^^cont. 

July 3. To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to caiu.se William Hagon and 

Stamford. William atte Mille of Chirchulle, to be released from prison by a main- 
prise, as the king lately appointed Gilbert Chasteleyn and William de 
Eyete, the king's serjeantrat-arms, to take William and William, and 
otheirs notoriously suspect of trespasses and excesses and deliver them 
to the constable of the Tower of London to be kept there, according to 
the ordinance made in parliament at Westminster, and they are im- 
prisoned at Warwick by virtue of that order, and have besought the king 
to show them a remedy upon their release, as they are ready to stand 
to right in the premises at the suit of the king or any other ; and Thomas 
de Beauson and Richard May cf Bannebury, of co. Oxford, Thomas de 
Seintclere, Thomas de Renggested, and William de Staunford, of co. 
Northampton, have mainpemed in chancery to have them before the 
king and his council or the justices to stand to right and to do and re- 
ceive what they should decide, and that William and William should 
conduct themselves well in the meantime. 

July 4. To Gilbert Chasteleyn and William de Eyete, the king's serjeant-at- 

atamford. arms. Order to supersede the taking of the bodies of William Hagon 
and William atte Mille, of Churchulle, by the aforesaid mainprise. 

By C. 



July 8. 

Berwick-on- 

Tweed. 



To Edward, duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, the king's son, or 
to his justice of Chester, or to him who supplies his place. Order to 
supersede the publication and keeping of a statute passed in the parlia- 
ment at York, in the 9th year of the king's reign, that all merchants, 
alien and native, and others who wish to buy and sell, can do so in 
cities, boroughs, towns, sea pox-ts, fairs, markets and other placeis within 
the realm, to all except the king's enemies, because the publication and 
keeping of the statute would be to the duke's prejudice and that of his 
liberty, and for other certain and evident causes shown before the king 
and his council, until the king be fully informed of those liberties and 
causes. By K. and C. 

To the sheriffs and lawful men of the city of Chester. The like order. 

By K. and C. 

July 10. Reginald de Grey acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Grey, 
The Tower. 2,000/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Huntingdon. 

Cancelled on payment. 

July 11. Stephen de Ashwyk, knight, acknowledge® that he owes to John de 
The Tower. Tyffeld of London, ' spicer,' 20Z. ; to bo levied, in defavilt of payment, 

of his lands and chattels in co. Cambridge. — The chancellor received the 

acknowledgment. 

July 13. To John de Langeford, constable of Caresbrok castle, in the Isle of 
The Tower. Wight. Order to compel all those of that island who are bound by 
sei-vices to that castle, to doi them, by distraints and otherwise, sparing 
no one, because the king has learned that several who hold lands of the 
castle by certain services both in time of peace and war, refuse to do 
them. By C. 



Membbane 6d. 

June 28. To John de Pulteneye, mayor of London, and Roger de Bcpham. Order 
Btamford. to supersede the taking of the bodies of Reginald atte More, Willijvm 



142 



CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



June 30. 

Stamford. 



±667 > Membrane Qd — cont. 

de Overton, John son of Alexander le Smyth of Rothewell and Henry 
Isoude of Draghton, by a mainprise, as the king appointed John and 
Roger to take Reginald and the otheirs, suspect of felonies and mis- 
deeds, and deliver them to' the constable of the Tower of London, to be 
kept there according to the statute of Westminster, and Hugh de 
Audele, earl of Gloucester, William Trussel, Simon de Drayton, of oo. 
Northampton, John le Grey of co. Nottingham, Robert Darcy and 
WiUiam de Thorp of co. Lincoln, have mainpefrned for them. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to give Thomas 
de Roos of Douseby, the elder, and William de Bayous, taxers and col- 
lectors of the tenth and fifteenth granted by the laity, in Kesteven, co. 
Lincoln, respite until a certa.in day after Monday after St. Margaret 
next, for their account, so that the payment of the money may not be 
further postponed, as the king ordered the collectors, under pain of 
forfeiture, to have all the said money for Midsimuner .term last, alt 
Westminster, on the said Monday, to- be paid to Master William la 
Zouche, dean of St. Peter's, York, the treaisurer, or ito John Charnels, 
supplying his place, and the collectors haive oesought the king to pro- 
vide for their indemnity, as they have a day, tO' wit the quinzaine of 
Christmas, to account for the said money, and they cannot be at West- 
minster on the said day, if they have to account on that day and stay 
until the aiccount is rendered. By C. 

John de Thorp, clerk, is sent to S. bishop of Ely, to receive a yearly 
pension from him for life, by reason of his translation, until he be pro- 
vided by the bishop with ai suitable benefice. By p.s. [10077.] 

Enrolment of general relea,se by William Herlyson to Asselin 
Simonetti, merchant of Lucca. Dated at London on 12 July, 11 
Edward III. 

Memoranda, that William came into chancery at the New Temple, 
London, on the said day and acknowledged the preceding release. 

July 16. Roger de Bavent, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Bartholomew 
The Tower. Houel of Wynarston, 200Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Sussex. 



July 9. 

The Tower. 



July 1. To the count of Geneva. Request to form an alliance with the king 
Stamford, against his enemies, consulting thereupon with Oliver de Ingham, 
seneschal of Gascony, or his deputy. [Foedera.] 
The like to nineteen others. [Ibid.] 

To Louis de Sabaudia. The like request with thanks for his kindness 
to the king, as he has heard from the letters of John Dyes and for the 
gracious answer to John. [Ibid.] 

To Berard de Lebreto. Thanks for his labour and expense in help- 
ing the king against his enemies, as Oliver de Ingham has notified to the 
king, with request to continue his favour, for which the king will give 
him due recompense if he succeeds. [Ibid.] 

To Hugh de Genevono, lord of Varays and Auton. The like thanks 
and also for the alliance he has concluded with the king through Oliver 
de Ingham, with request to act well for the king and to gain him other 
powerful friends. [Ibid.] 

The like to Amadeus de Peytters and John Eynard, lord of Chalanco. 



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J-'^^'* • Memhrane 6c? — cont. 

To Atthonius de Fossibus of Aragon. The like thanks with request 
to make an alliance with the king against his enemies conferring thex'e- 
upon with Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony. [Ihid.^ 

June 27. To Alfonso, king of Castile, Leon, Toledo, GaJicia, Seville, Cordova, 
Stamford. Murcia, Jaen and Algarves and lord of the county of Molina. The king 
joyfully awaited the envoys whom Alfonso said he would send to treat 
concerning an alliance before August, and he has learned with pain that 
Alfonso is occupied elsewhere with other warlike deeds, but the king 
hopes that he may rely upon his faith, imploring him to elude the 
blandishments and promises of his enemies, because he will give him 
more than those enemies, if Alfonso will give him powerful assistance. 
[Ihid.] 



Membbane 5d. 

July 17. Simon, vicar of Bokeden church, acknowledges that he owes to Robert 
The Tower, gon of William le Tavemer of London, ' hosiere,' 24^. 10s. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Huntingdon. 

July 19. Reginald de Conductu, citizen and vintner of London, acknowledges 
The Tower. ^}i^i }^g, owes to Nicholas de Picheford, merchant of Bruggenorth, 160/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city 
of London. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Nicholas de Picheford 
and William de Picheford, Nicholas's, sons and executors. 

John de Drokenesford acknowledges that he owes to William Box, 
citizen of London, lOOZ. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Henry Trewennard of co. Cbmwall, acknowledges that he owes to 
Richard de Tharlesthorp, clerk, lOZ. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Cornwall. 

July 13. To Robert de Weston. Order to be ait Westminster before the king 
Westminster, and his council at St. James the Apostle next, to inform them upon 
certain affairs and to treat thereuponi. By K. 

[Rep. Dignity of a Peer, ir. p. 477.] 

The like to eighty others. [Ibid.] 

The like to Thomas de Brendon of Bodmin, to be at Westminster on 
Friday the feast of St. Peter ad Vincula. [Ibid.] 

To the bailiffs of Wenlok. Order, under pain of forfeiture, to cause 
four merchants or other men of that town to be before the king and his 
council on St. James the Apostle next, to treat with them as aforesaid. 

[Ibid.] By K. 

The like to the bailiffs of Coventre and Chichester. [Ibid.] 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. Like order for the mayor and 
four merchants or men ol that iowa to be at Westminster on the said 
day. By K. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to the mayor and bailiffs of Gloucester, Leicester, and 
Northampton^ [Ibid.] 

■ Byndus Gyle puts in his place Francis Lapy of Florence, to prosecute 

■zrz — the execution of a recognisance for 164/., made to him in chancery by 



lU CALENDAE OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



i^ooj. Membrane 5d — cont. 

Austor^ns, prior of Lenton, and of another recognisance for 60Z. made 
to him in cliancory by brother John, prior of Newcnham. 

July 2L Roger de Bavent, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Augustin le 
Westminster. VValeys of Woxobrigg, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Sussex. 

Enrolment of renunciation made in the year 1337, indiction 5, 11 
June, by Simon de IMontei Acuto^ bishop of Ely, translated from 
Worcester by the pope's permission, in the presence of his public notary, 
of all words prejudicial to the king and the right of his crown contained 
in the pope's letters upon the said translation, acknowledgine that he 
receives the temporalities of the see from the king alone, which done 
the bishop swore fealty to the king in the accustomed manner. Dated 
as aforesaid at Blokeley, diocese of Worcester, in the presence of Master 
Robert de Worth, John de Clipeston and Henry Petlyng, public notairy, 
household clerks of the bishop. 

John de Thoresby, clerk of Lincoln dioceise, notaiy public by 
apostolic authority, was present while the premises were performed, saiw 
and heard everything, and drew up the deed and sealed with his ac- 
customed seal. 

July 23. John de Aschemersbrok, the king's huntsman, who has faithfully 

Westminster, served him, is sent to the abbot and convent of Crouland to receive 

such maintenance as Master Peter le Saucer had there at the late king's 

request. By p.s. [10097.] 

July 24. Ralph de Restwold acknowledges that he owes to' Maiurice de Berkele, 
Westminster, knight, 66^. 13s. id. ; to be levied, in default of payment, o"f his lands 
and chattels in co. Oxford. 
Cancelled on payment. 

July 25. Hugh le Despenser, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Westminster. Wodehous, clerk of the hanaper, 25/. Is. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Wilts. 

John Veer of Thrapston, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Rodyngton of Leicester, 10/. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Hertford. 

Peter Aldyhay of Effyngham, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
atte Bregge of Codenham, 20/. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Surrey. 

Ralph de Restwold acknowledges that he owes to Mam-ice de Berkele, 
knight, 66/. 13s. Ad. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Oxford. 

Thomas de Lovayn, knight, and Nicholas de Halghton, knight, ack- 
nowledge that they owe to' Robert de Malteby, knight, 350 marks ; to 
be levied, etc. in cos. Essex and Suffolk. 

Margery, late the wife of Robert Broun, acknowledges that she owes 
to John de Brundisshe, 6 ^arks, 6s. Sd. ; to be levied, etc. in co. 
Middlesex. 

Brother John, abbot of Thame, acknowledges that he owes to Edmund 
de Hildesle and John le Bruyn of Ockj 200 marks; to be levied, etc. 
in CO. Oxford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Edmund de Hildesle and John le Bruyn of Ocle, acknowledge that 
they owe to the same abbot, 200 marks ^ 'to be levied, etc. in cos. 
Buckingham and Berks. 



11 EDWARD III— Part I. 145 



1337. Membrane 5d — cont. 

Ralph de NeviU puts in his place Simon de Semer, clerk, to prosecute 

— — the eiecution of a. recognisance for 200 marks made to him in chancery 

by Thomas Ughtred, knight. — By letter of Ralph om the files of this 

year. 

Roger de Swathyng, parson of Northcreyk church, acknowledges that 
he owes to Robert de Ellerton, 601. ; toi be levied, in default of paiyment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

July 26. William de Haustede acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Wat- 
Westminster, ford, parson of Holy Trinity church, Chester, 10 marks ; to be levied, 
etc. in CO. Northampton. 

WiUiam fitzWaryn, Fulc fitzWaryn, knights, and Ivo fitzWaryn 
acknowledge that they owe to Queen Philippa 500 marks; to be levied, 
etc. in COS. Berks, Wilts, and York. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by John de Neuhury, the 
queen's attorney. 



MembeanE id. 

July 12. To the sheriff of Salop. Order to supersede the execution of the king's 
Westminster, writ for the taking of William de Lodelowe, parson of Mounselowe 
church, as the king ordered the sheriff to supersede the execution of a 
writ for taking him [as at page 132 above], and the affaiir being con- 
tinued until the quinzaine of Midsummer last, the bishop of Hereford 
appeared by Robert de Hemmyngburgh, his attorney, and said nothing, 
wherefore William has earnestly besought the king to order the super- 
session of the taking of his person. 

The like to the sheriffs of London, ' mutatis, mutandis.' 

July 24. Thomas de Stanton, prebendary of Writlyngge, in the chapel of 

Westminster. Hastynges, diocese of Chichester, and Geoffrey de Clare, prebendary 

of Bolewarehethe, in the same chapel, acknowledge that they owe to 

Philip de Ayleston, 25 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of 

their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Sussex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

July 26. Master WiUiam la Zousche, dean ,of St. Peter's, York, and Geoffrey 
Westminster, jg Scrop, knight, acknowledge that they owe to William de Melton, arch- 
bishop of York, 1,000 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by William de Feriby, clerk, 
one of the executors of the archbishop's will. 

Enrolment of grant by Thomas, son of Thomas de Somery of Bysshamp- 
ton, to the abbot of Persore and the convent there, of 10 marks yearly 
rent, 12 quarters of wheat, and 4 quarters of pure, dry and well win- 
nowed dredge, for the life of Sibyl, late the wife of Robert de Somery 
of Bysshampton, of his lands in Bysshampton and Kynton. Witnesses, 
Nicholas Russell, Ed[mund] de Grafton, Richard de Hopton of Legh, 
Richard Andreu of the same, Richard atte Boure of Persorei. Da,ted 
.vt Persore on Thursday, the eve of St. James the Apostle, 11 Edward 
HI. 

Memorandum, that Thomas came into chancery at London, in the 
hostel of the bishop of Exeter, where it was lodged, on 26 July, and 
acknowledged the preceding deed, 

3;. ' f 



146 ' CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



^^'Ji' Membrane 4:d — cont. 

July 26. Reginald atte More acknowledges that he owes to brother Philip de 
Westminster. Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, 
BOl. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
the icity of London. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John de Bedeford, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to 
the same prior, 60Z. ; to be levied as aforesaid. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Peter Jacobyn of London, acknowledges that he owes to the same 
prior, 60?. ; to be levied as aforesaid. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John, son of Henry de Cobeham, puts in his place John de Strode 

to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 200 marks, made to 

him in chamcery by Robert de Lodynton of Stone, Thomas de Pole of 
Northflete, Robert Gladewyne of Swanescompe, John Rondel of North- 
flete, William Couel of Suthflote, John le Bras of Stone, Simon Simon 
of Suthflete, Richard Simon of Suthflete, John Wilemot of Stone, 
Laurence Felip of Suthflete, Elias Beastecherche of Southflete, Richard 
Wille of Southflete, William Swon of Bedesham, John Brounyng of 
Southflete, John de Borstalle, the younger, of Suthflete, and William 
atte Noke of Stone. — Michael de Wath received the attorneys. 

July 26. Joan, late the wife of Reginald de Rokesle, acknowledges that she 
Westminster. Q^^^gg ^^ Isabella de Rokesle 400 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of her lands and chattels in co. Kent. 
Cancelled on payment. 

The same Joan acknowledges that she owes to Isabella, 300 marks; 
to be levied as aforesaid. 
Cancelled on payment. 

The same Joan acknowledges that she owes to Isabella, 200 marks; 
to be levied as aforesaid. 
Cancelled on payment. 

The same Joan acknowledges that she owes to Isabella, 100 marks; 
to be levied aa aforesaid. 
Cancelled on payment. 

July 27. John de Boreford, parson of Overton church, diocese of Winchester, 
Westminster, acknowledges that he owes to John de Eccleshale, parson of Wrotham 
church, 13 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical sfoods in co. Southampton. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of release by Simon, son of Henry Touk of Kelm, to 
Thomas de Cophous of all his right and claim in all lands in Kehn, 
which Matilda, late the wife of William Sausemer of Newerk, had by 
Simon's demise or by the demise of William, archbishop of York, also of 
all his right and claim in all lands in Kehn which Henry Mous held by 
his demise. Witnesses, Sir John de Mounteny, Sir John de Vaux, 
Sir Geoffrey de Staunton, knights, Richard de Sutton of Averham, 
Robert de Cahieton, Robert Stuffyn of Newerk. Dated at Kelm on 
Friday before the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 11 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that , Simon came into chancery at London, in the 
church of the Carmelites, on 28 July and acknowledged the preceding 
deed. 



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1337. Membrane Ad — cont. 

July 29. Alice, late the wife of Eudo' de Helpryngham of Cambridge, acknow- 
VVestminstcr. ledges that he owes to Eudo son of Eudo de Helpryngham, A81. ; to 
bo levied, in default of payment, of her lands and chattels in co. Calm- 
bridge. 

July 27. Thomas, son of Nicholas Fermbaud, acknowledges that he owes to 
Westminster. William de Shareshull and Henry de la Peoyle, lOQl. ; to be levied, 
etc. in CO. Bedford. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

John de Blebury, parson of Evre church, acknowledges that he owes 
to William de Shareshull, 1001. ; to be levied, etc. in co'. Buckingham. — 
The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment. 

July 28. Ralph de Norfolf, citizen and tailor of London, acknowledges that 
Westminster, he owes to Emma, daughter of Elias de Wyndhill, citizen of London, 
23Z. 6s. Sd. ; to be levied, etc. in the city of London. 

Camcelled on ■payment, acknowledged by William de CHf, one of 
the executors of Emma's will. 

July 29. Hugh de Eland, knight, acknowledges that he owes to' John de Sancto 
Westminster. Pa,ulo, clerk, 405. ; to be levied, etc. in co. York. 

July 23. To "William fitzWa.ryn, constable of Knaresburgh castle and keeper 
Westminster, of the honour there, and of the free chace of Knaresburgh. Order to 
cause the ditches, hays and houses erected in the chiace of Whervedale, 
to be thrown down, without delay, and the chaco to be kept free, accord- 
ing to the tenor of the king's order, making known to all concerned that 
the king wishes the chace tO' be so kept as was wont tO' be done in 
times past, chastising those who commit faults in that chace after such 
warning, so that they shall be ain exajnplo to others, as the king being 
informed that the men of those parts have entered that chace, which 
is parcel of the free chacei of Knaresburgh, which Queen Philippa holds 
for life of the king's grant, and they have hunted that free chace with 
their dogs as if it was a common chace, and have taken beasts there 
and carried them away, ordered the constable to cause the chace to be 
kept free, and the king hag learned that several men of those parts 
have newly raised ditches, hays and houses in that part, and have per- 
petrated other evils, both of vert and venison, and the king will not 
tolerate this further. Et erat patens. By p.s. 

July 2L To John de Whitfeld and Adam de Shareshull. Order to super- 
Westminster, sede the taking of Roger, bailiff of the prior of Christ church, Canter- 
bury, of Monks Newenton, Ralph de Berewyk, John Goueyre, Terricus 
Nevmian, William de Appeldore, John Balle and Richard ' Hughservant 
de Berewyk,' suspect of felonies, by a mainprise, as the king appointed 
John and Adam to take Roger and the others and cause them tO' be kept 
safely in Oxford prison, and Richard de Hattecombe, Hugh de Berewyk 
and William de Louches of co. Oxford, have mainpemed in chancery 
for Roger and the others. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Like order to cause Roger and the others 
to be released from prison by the said mainprise. 

Membeane 2d. 

July 31. Roger de Bavent, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Augustine 
Westminster, le Waleys of Woxcbrigg, 200/. ; to be lefvied, in default of payment, of 

his lands and chattels in co. Sussex. 

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•*•""'• Membrane Zd — -cont. 

Richard de Hanyngfeld, parson of Sutton Valence churcll, and Robert 
Fraoinceys of Sutton Valeoice, acknowledge that they owe to Robert le 
Chaundelere of London, 40Z. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Master John de Assheboum acknowledges that he owes to Alice de 
Audele, 10/. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Derby. 
Cancelled on payment. 

July 25. John de Westmancote, clerk, has letters to Th. bishop of Worcester, 

Westminster. fQj. ^^^.t yearly pension which he owes to one of the king's clerks by 

reason of his new creation. By p.s. [10115.] 

■A-Ug. 4. Gerard de Braybrok, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John Ook 
Clarendon, ^j Exeter, clerk, 220 marks ; to be levied, etc. in co. Bedford. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of indenture made at London on the morrow of St. James 
the Apostle, 1 1 Edward III, with the assent of the archbishop of Canter- 
bury, chancellor, treasurer, prelat-es, earls, barons and others of the 
council of the one part, and the merchants of the realm of the other to 
.wit : Reginald du Conduyt, John de Grantham, John de Oxenford and 
Richard de Hakeneye for the city of London, Kent, Surrey and Sxissetx ; 
William de la Pole, Henry de Belton, Henry le Goldbeter, Thomas de 
Holm, Thomas de Rys and William Bargayn for co. York, Roger de 
Wollesthorp, Herfl-y de Tiddeswell, Robert de Dalderby and Hugh 
Cokheved for cos. Lincoln and Rutland ; Thomas Geffrei, Richard de 
Weston, John atte Yate and Richard de Orleton for co. Salop ; Geoffrey 
de Astwyk, Henry atte Grene, Simon de Wauere and John de Neubury 
for cos. Oxenford and Berks ; William de la Port, Richard Knvvet, 
Thomas de Staunford, John de Staunford, Henry del Grene of Isham, 
William de Lodelowe, and Simon de Daventre for co. Northampton; 
William de Amyas, Roger de Bothale, Robert de Beghton, and Robert 
Stuffyn for cos. Nottingham and Derby ; John Martyn, John de Tourv- 
eye, Waltdr Preet the father, Walter Prest the ison, and Thomas 
Reyner for co. Leicester ; Thomas Avereye, John de Whitsmyth, Jordan 
de Shepeye, Robert de Shepeye, and Thomas de Tolthaim for co. War- 
wick ; John de Wentelond, John Katerich, Roe:er de Tikeshoure, Robert 
le Spicer of Aylesbury, Henry Amald of Bedeford, and Henry de 
Braybroke for cos. Cambridsre, Huntingdon, Bedford and Buckingham; 
John Godhyn, Henry Burry, Robert de Wodeford and John Aunger for 
cos. Wilts, Somerset and Dorset ; John Gabriel, Nicholas de Excestr[e], 
Thomas le Palmere, Nicholas le Devenyssh, Robert Inkepenne and 
Henry Flemyng for co. Southampton ; Thomas Vigerous, Robert Wroth, 
William dei Staunton, and William Esgar for co. Hereford ; Henry le 
Carter, Thomas le Carter, and Simon Gros for co. Worcester ; Roger 
Wride, John le Rotour, Nicholas Reyner, Henry de Titnesoure, and 
Thomas le Goldsmyth for co. Stafford ; Richard Andreu, John Baret, 
Thomas Phelip, and John le Fuller for cos. Hertford and Essex ; Henry 
Torald, Roger de Blorton, Robert de Ledesham, and John HawardjTi 
for CO. Chester, Robert Maydengode, John le Walesh, Nicholas de 
Langeneye and John Lucas for co. Gloucester; Thomas de Melcheboum 
and William But for cos. Norfolk and Suffolk ; Robert de Chilvyngton, 
John de Fresmareys, Robert du Chastel and Robert de Penreth for cos. 
Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmorland ; Richard de Briken- 
hale, Walter de Kelstem, Robert Cokside, and John de Duresme of 
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do Shirewode for the country of Craiyven, assembled by the king's com- 
mand, witnessing that the king, with the assent of his council, has ap- 
pointed the said merchants to buy for his use in England 30,UUU sacks 
of wool, according to the price ordained by the king and his council 
and the merchants in divers counties, to wit, of the best wool of London, 
Kent, Surrey and Sussex, 6 marks the sack ; in co. York, 9 marks the 
sack; in co. Lincoln {Nicol), 10 marks the sack; in co. Rutland, 7^ 
marks the sack; in co. Salop, 10| marks the sack; in co. Oxenford, 9 
marks the sack; in co. Berks, 7| marks the sack; in co. Northampton, 
8^ marks the sack; in co. Nottingham, 8^ marks the sack; in co. 
Derby, 7| marks the sack; in co. Leicester, 9 marks the sack; in co. 
Warwick, 8 marks the sack; in cos. Cambridge, Huntingdon, Bedford, 
and Buckingham, 7^ marks the sack ; in co. Wilts, 7^ marks ; in co. 
Somerset, 9 marks the sack ; in co. Dorset, 7 marks the sack ; in co. 
Southampton, 1\ marks the sack; in co. Hereford, 12 marks the sack; 
in CO. Worceister, 9| marks the sack; in co. Stafford, 9, marks the sack; 
in cos. Hertford and Essex, 7^ marks the sack ; in co. Chester, 9^ marks 
the sack; in co. Gloucester, 9^ marks the sack; in cos. Norfolk and 
Suffolk, 6 marks the sack; in cos. Northumberland, Cumberland, and 
Westmorland, 5 marks the sack; in the bishopric of Durham, 5 marks 
the sack; and in the country of Craven, 5^ marks the sack, and that 
other gross wool which shall be bought in England for the king's 
use, shall be bought by agreement between buyer and seller, and the 
merchants shall oblige themselves to pay the aforesaid smns for the 
best wool and for gross wool according to agreement, one half within 
the space of half a year from the time the wool is weighed and delivered, 
the other half at ,the end of the year, and the obligations shall be 
made before the wool is carried away anywhere. The king grants that 
the merchants shall buy where they are able in the realm, and that 
they shall cross the sea with the said wool to places and at times 
arranged by him and his council, and no one but they shall meddle 
with the sale thereof, and of the sale the merchants bind themselves 
to pay to the king 200,000/. sterling, or other money of that value, from 
time to time according to the sale of the wool. It is agreed by the 
king and council that no merchant or other shall take wool out of the 
realm until the 30,000 sacks are sold; and the king grants that he will 
find ships well provided for war to take the said wool over the sea, and 
the merchants shall have all manner of issues of the customs and sub- 
sidies of wool and other merchandise coming into the realm, and going 
out of it, in all the accustomed places, so that they or those deputed by 
William de la Pole and Reginald, elected by them, shall have one 
leaf of coket and the collectors of customs shall have the other who 
shall have the seal for the new customs under the seals of William and 
Reginald, wherever the custom is taken, until the merchants are fully 
paid the said 200,000/. And the king will be served by the merchants 
with the first 10,000 sacks which pass, to wit, 20s. on each sack, and 
also of all the other customs received before its passage, which payments 
will be allowed to the merchants in part pa.yment. It is also agreed 
by the king and his council that each cf the merchants who meddles 
with these things by the commission of the king or William de la Pole 
or Reginald, shall be accountable to William and Reginald for what ho 
shall do, and they shall be discharged before the king, and William and 
Reginald shall be charged to account before the king for all the premises 
as they were elected to do; and each of the merchants shall have pro- 
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this matter, their goods and chattels shall not be taken for any other 
service of the king during the time they are charged with this, and with- 
in that time they shall not bo impleaded for debts for wool bought before 
the indenture was drawn up or after, and they shall pay nothing for 
the seal of the protection nor for any other seal touching this agree- 
ment ; and they may assemble at Northampton to speak and treat upon 
the said matters every time they see tha* this will be for the king's 
profit. French. 

3IEMBBANE 2d. 

July 27. To A. archbishop of Dublin. Order to come to England without de- 

Wesimiuster. lay to inform the king and his council touching the state of Lreland, and 

to give his counsel. By K. 

Enrolment of assignment of dower to Joan, late the wife of Sir John 
de Ba&y;nges of lands in Westchelbergh, .co. Dorset, by Railph de 
Middelneye, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, 
on Saturday the eve of SS. Peter and Paul, 1 1 Edward III : certain 
granges in the south part of the court of a place with a curtilage called 
' WylJiey aaid Bemhey,' and the south part of a cowshed to the north 
door of the middle house, with a plot called ' Southerber ; ' also all the 
north field called ' Northfeld,' with moor, pasture, alder grove, cliffs and 
slopes {clyvis ct lyiichis) adjacent, also all of the demesne meadow lying 
in Hundesyatesmede with 4 acres of meadow lying in Martynesmores- 
mede, also' a certain plot called ' Hathewynetsmor ' with Heddesclyve, 
Maggemor and Godewyneslond ; also all rents and services to be received 
from the lands which Elizabeth de Ramesham, John Slyk, Richard le 
Reve, Margery Wymark, Roger Nyweman, Alice Lenelyf, Nicholas le 
Schephurde and Robei-t West hold, with 2s. yearly rent from a tene- 
ment which Hugh le Gajidre holds in the said town; also all the profits 
and rents from Hugh Matthew, Hugh Stupel, Thomas Sampson and 
Ralph le Honte, collector of poll tax. 

Enrolment of acquittance testifying that Hugh de Bray, parson of 
St. John's church, Walbrok, London, executor of the will of John le 
Mareschal of Walbrok, and also executor of the will of Juliana, late 
John's wife and co-executrix of his will, has received from Sir William 
de Clyf, clea-k, by the hands of Robert de Welde, all debts in which 
William was bound to John and Juliana. Dated at London on Wed- 
nesday after St. James the Apostle, 11 Edward HI. Witnesses: 
Robert le Mareschal, goldsmith of London, Laurence de Clyf, John de 
Derlington, Nicholas de Totenhale, John de Charryng. 

Memorandum, that Henry came into chancery at London on 9 August 
and acknowledged the preceding letters. 



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1337. Membrane 42. 

July 27. To Ralph de Wylingham. Order to restore to the prior of Castel- 
The Tower, acre, the priory and all its poss;essioiis, without delay, together with the 
issues thereof, which he had taken into' the king's hands, and not 
to intermeddle further therewith, because it has been testified before 
the king that the prior as not al native of the power of the king of 
France, as the king appointed Ralph to take all the lands, goods and 
chattels of Frenchmen in co'. Norfolk, and deliver them to the shei-iff 
of the county to be kept, and the prior has besought the king to order 
the priory, etc. to be restored to him, as he is not al native of the said 
power, and pays no tax or pension to any religious house in that power, 
and is bound to no obedience except that the abbot of Cluny, when he 
came to the reahn, was wont to visit the priory. By K. and C. 

July 28. To William Trussel, eecheator this side Trent. Order to' deliver the 
Westminster, manors of Amberden, co. Essex, Bereford and Stepelden, together with 
the issues thereof, to Margaret, late the wife of William de Evereys, 
and not toi intermeddle further with the manors of Hominelacy, Stoke- 
lacy, two parts of the manor of Frome Haymund with reversion of 
doweir, and a weir in Waya, co. Hereford, restoring the issues thereof 
to Margaret, because on it being found by inquisation taken by the 
escheaitor that William, and Margaret, at William's death held the 
manor of Amberden of the grant, of John de Comewail, by a fine levied 
in the king's court, and the' manors of Hommelacy and Stokelacy, the 
two parts and weir for Margaret's life, and tnat the manor of Amberden 
is held in chief, as of the honour of Peverell, by the service of half a 
knight's fee and the other manors, two parts and weir are held of 
others, and that William held no other lands in chief as of the crown at 
his death, and afterwards, at the suit of Margaret, showing that 
Geoffrey de Comub[iai], formerly her husband, and she held joiatly 
the manor of Amberden and the manors of Bereford and Stepelton, co. 
Salop, by the grant of Joan, late the wife of Richard de Cornub[iaJ, by 
a fine levied in the late king's court by his licence, for themselves and 
the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of Geoffrey, 
and William de Evereys had no other estate there except as Margaret's 
husband, and Margaret beseeching the king to cause his hand to be 
amoved from the manors, he ordered the escheator to take an inquisition 
upon the premises, by which it is found that Geoffrey and Margaret 
held the manors jointly iof Joan's grant as aforesaid, and that the 
manors are held in chief, and that Richard de Cornewaill, son of 
Geoffrey, is his next heir and of full age. 

Aug. 1. To the sheiiff of Stafford. Order to go upon sight of these preseoita. 
Clarendon, to the collectors in that coimty of the tenth and fifteenth gi-anted in 
the great council at Notingham, and enjoin thorn to have all the money 
thereof which they have not yet paid, at Westminster on Wednesday 
after St. La.urence next to be dehvered to Master William la Zouche, 
dean of St. Peter's, York, the treasurer, or to John Charneles sup 
plying his place, and if they refuse to do this, then to cause them 



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1337. Membrane 42 — ront. 

to be taken and imprisoned in the Tower of London, and their lands, 
goods and chattels to be seized into the king's hands, the said 
airrears to be levied thereof without delay, so that the sheriflf 
shall have the money at the said day and place to be delivered, as 
aforesaid, and if they agree to have the money at the said day 
and place, yet the king orders the sheriff to bid theim to appear 
before the king and his council in chancery on the same day to answer 
for their contempt and disobedience, and to do and receive what the 
king's court shall decide, and the sheriff shall have there the names of 
those by whom he caused them to know this, as the king lately ordered 
these collectors, under pain of forfeiture, to have all the money collected 
by them and to be levied for Midsummer term last, at Westminster, 
on Monday after St. Margaret the Virgin, now past, to be delivered 
to the treasurer or John, and the king caused them to know that if they 
did not do so he would pimish them, and the collectors, having received 
the order did not take heed to come or to send any excuse, whereby 
the king's passage beyond the sea for the defence of the reahn is much 
impeded and delayed. By K. and C. 

The hke to the following sheriffs severally, to wit : — 

The sheriff of Berks \ 

The sheriff of Oxford J To order the collectors in 

The sheriff of Kent I their counties to have 

The sheriff of Cambridge \ such moneys at West- 

The sheriff of Middlesex i minster on the said 

The sheriff of Northampton | Wednesday. 

Tlie sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk / 

The sheriff of Lincoln, to order the collectors in Holand to do the hke. 

The sheriff of Cornwall ^ To order the collectors in these counties to 
The sheriff of Somerset (. have such moneys at Westminster on 

j Monday after the Assumption. 

Aug. 12. To the sheriff of Dorset. Order to deliver to Master Richard de Clare, 
The Tower, the manor of Stoure, and the goods and chattels there, together with the 
issues of the manor without delay, having taken security from him for 
rendering 55 marks yearly at the exchequer as long as the lands of 
the men of the king of France shall remarin in the king's hands, as the 
thetn abbess of St. Leger, Preaux {de Pratellis), in Normandy, and 
her convent, in the late king's time, granted to Richard by deed the 
manors of Stoure and Homjmgton, in that county and co. Wilts, to- 
gether with 10/. yearly rent, granted anciently to that monastery, to 
be received yearly of the sheriff of Southampton and of the reeves of 
CO. Leicester, to hold for life for paying 55 marks yearly to the abbess 
and convent or their attorney, and the king his father afterwards con- 
firmed the grant, and the manor of Stoure and the goods and chattels 
there have been taken into' the king's hands by Henry de Haydok, 
whom the king appointed so to take all the lands, goods and chattels 
of the men of the power of the king of France in that county, and 
delivered by him to the sheriff, wherefore Richard has besought the 
king to cause his hand to be amoved therefrom. 

To the sheriff of Wiltsi. Like order with respect to the manor 
of Homyngton, and the goods and chattels there, taken into the king's 
hands by Thomas de Knaresbui'gh, his clerk, by virtue of a like com- 
mission. 



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Tlio like to the sheriff of Southampton and the reeves of 'Leicester, 
concerning the rent of 101. 

Ausf. 8. To John do Cobham, collector in co. Kent of the tenth and fifteenth 

The Tower, gx-antod by the laity of the realm in the great council at Notyngliam. 
Order to pay 200 marks of that money for Michaelmas term next, with- 
out delay, to Reginald da Cobham, to whom the king lately granted 400 
marks yearly for life or until he should be provided with 400 marks 
of lands or rent yearly for life. 



Membbane 41. 

July 25. To the treasurer and barons of the eixchequer. Order to receive 
Westminster. Philip de Norwico, clerk, and William Gilmyn as the attomeys of John 
de Norwico, captain and admiral of the king's fleet from the mouth of 
the Tliames towards the North, to render his account at the exchequer, 
and to cause to' be allowed to him for the time when he was in the king's 
service, 4?. for each banneret, 2s.. for each knight, 12d. for each man 
at arms, and 4c?. for each of the archers daily, and further to do what per- 
tains to the final issue of the account, as the king lateily appointed John 
captain and admiral, and afterwards oi'deireid him to cause all the 
shipping {navigium) of his bailiwick to be assembled, to be well prepared 
for war for the defence of the realm, and afterwards at the suit of John, 
showing that he had ratained 30 men at arms (he being one of five 
knights) and 60 archers from Midsummer in the 10th year of the king's 
reign, until St. James' following, to wit, for 30 days, and by virtue 
of another order sent afterwards, 40 men at arms (he being one of six 
knights) and 60 archers from the eve of Michaelmas last until 26 
October following, to wit, for 28 days, and had received 120/. upon 
his wages and expenses, and he is about ;tx> set out to Gascony by the 
king's order, and has been distrained to render his account, and lias 
besought the king to receive it by his said attorneys. By C. 

Aug. 8. To the sheriff of Worcester. Order not to intermeddle further with 
The Tower, the church of Blokeleye, of John cardinal bishop of Porto, or with the 
cardinal's goods and cliattels there, restoring the issues to him, as the 
king has learned that Henry de Stretford, his clerk, took them into the 
king's hands and delivered them to the sheriff by indenture, together 
with the goods and chattels of John le Smale, who holds the church at 
ferm by the cardinal's demise, in the rectory of the church, by virtue 
of the king's commission so to take all the lands, goods and chattels of 
the men of the power of the king of France. By K. 

Aug. 15. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to supersede the demand made 
The Tower, upon Elias Daubeneye, son and heir of John Danbeneye, for a certain sum 
of money for the extent of the lands which his father held in chief for the 
time when those lands were in the king's hands by reason of the 
minority of Elias, in the custody of Robert de Shawe by the king's com- 
mission, provided that the sum which shall be owing, be levied of 
Rooert's lands: and chattels, as on 12 October last, the king took the 
fealty of Elias, who proved his age before William Trussel, escheator 
this side Trent, for the said lands, and gave him respite for his homage 
until Easter following; and now Elias has informed the king that the 
sheriff exacts the said sum of him, whereupon he has besought the king 
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Aug. 12. To Robert Wardecop. Order to deliver toi Denis le Eyr of Eye, a 
The Tower, native of the power of the king of France, his lands, goods and chattels, 
without delay, and not to intermeddle further therewith, although the 
king ordered the possessions of the men of that power to be taken into 
his hands, as Denis has stayed in the realm for 30 years and more, and 
has I a. wife, children and permanent home at Eye, and is contribuable 
in lot and scot and other charges with other burgesses, and he has found 
the following mainpernors in chancery, to wit: William son of Geoffrey 
de Dea'sham, Robert son of Robert de Worthajn, of co. Suffolk, and 
Richard de Hoxne, parson of Aldeiraanbury church, London, who have 
undertaken that he will behave well, wiU not eloign his goods and chattels 
out of the reahn or go to^ parts beyond without the king's licence, and 
will not send envoys, letters or notices whereby damage or offence might 
come to the king or his reahn. By C. 

Aug. 8. To the sheriff of Salop. Order to deliver without delay to Thomas, 
Westminster, vicar of the church of Drayton, in that county, his goods and chattels, 
although the king appointed Adam de Hopton, his clerk, to take all 
the possessions of the men of the power of the kmg of France in that 
county, and deliver them to the sheriff, as the king considers the poverty 
of the vicarship, and wishes to show favour to Thomas, who is a native 
of the said power. By K. and C. 

Aug. 8. To William de la Broclesby. Like order in favour of Master Theo- 

The Tower, bald de Troies, parson of Cotyngham church, a native of the same power, 

although the king appointed WilUam to take such possessions in the 

East Riding, co. York, as the king wishes to do Theobald favoiir for his 

service to the late king, Queen Isabella, and himself. By K. 

Aug. 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 
The Tower. 265?. 2s. Qd. to be allowed in his account to the prior of St. Katherine's 
without Lincoln, collector of the tenth granted by the clergy of the 
province of Canterbuiy, in their congregation in the church of fit. 
Paul's, London, at the time of the parliament at Westminster, on Mon- 
day after Sunday in mid Lent, in the 10th year of the reign, and of 
another tenth granted at Leicester on Monday after Michaelmas follow- 
ing, as the king ordered the prior to have all the money collected by 
him at Westminster, on Monday after St. Margaret last, to be de- 
livered to Master William la Zousche, dean of St. Peter's, York, the 
treasurer, or to John Chamels supplying his place, and the prior 
delivered 2Q51. 2s. 6d. to John by virtue of that order, as John has 
acknowledged before the king in chancery. 

July 25. To the same. Order to discharge Thomas de Brokhull, sheriff of 
Westminster. Kent, of 201., at which they amerced him for not coming to the ex- 
chequer on the morrow of Trinity last, as Thomas was on the king's 
business, and the king gave him respite for rendering his account until 
the quinzaine of Michaehnas next, and Thomas has informed the king 
that the treasurer and barons amerced htm before the writ for respite 
was delivered to them, and he has besought the king to provide a 
remedy. By p.s. [10118.J 

July 26. To James de Kyngeston, the king's clerk. Order to deliver to the 
Westminster, prior of Burwell, who is of the duchy [of Aquitadne], his lands, goods and 
chattels, and not to intermeddle fui'ther therewith, although the king 
appointed Robert to take into his hands all the possessions of the men 
of the power of the king of France, in co. Lincoln, as the duchy is not 
of that power. By C. 



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1337. Membbane 40. 

Aug. 12. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to go to the prior of St. 

The Tower. Swithun's, Winchester, and the abbot of Waiverle, and exact the mohey 
which they owe, dehvering it to Richard de la Pole, the king's butler, 
and if they refuse to pay that sum inamediately theai to cause it to be 
levied without delay of their goods and chattels, so that the sheriff shall 
have the money at London on the Beheading of St. John the Baptist 
next, to be delivered to Richard, and to make known to the prior and 
abbot that they shall be in person before the king and his council on 
the said day to aoiswer for their contempt and to do and receive what 
shall then be determined, and if the sheriff is remiss in thei execution 
of the order the king will cause him to be amoved from his office and 
punished ; as the king lately ordered the prior and abbot to have all the 
money collected by them of the tenth granted by the clergy of the pro- 
vince of Canterbuiy, in their congregation at Leicester, and which was 
to be collected for the term of Midsummer last, at Westminster on Mon- 
day after St. Margaret last, to be delivered toi Master William la Zousch, 
dean of St. Peter's, York, the treasurer, or to John Charnels supplying his 
place; and afterwards the king, considering the services of Richard de 
ia Pole, and wishing the assignments made to him upon that tenth to 
remain in force, ordeired the prior and abbot to pay to Richard the 
arrears of the said aissignments, notwithstanding the previous order, 
and to have the remainmg money at London to be delivered as afore- 
said; and the prior and aibbot have not paid certain sums of that 
tenth, to wit 4i0/., due to the king and Richard, detaining these 
sums in their possession and refusing altogether to pay them to Richard, 
and because Richard has promised to pay that money to the king for 
the defence of the realm, the king wishes it to be quickly levied and 
delivered to him. By K. and C 

The like to the following :sheriffs to levy the following sums of the 
following abbots and priors : — 

The sheriff of Warwick for 44.^. 13s. id. of the prior of Kenilworth, 
collector in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. 

The sheriff of Stafford for 100/. of the abbot of Burton-upon-Trent, 
collector in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. 

The sheriff of Cambridge for 5GZ. of the prior of St. Etheldreda's, 
Ely, collector in the diocese of Ely. 

The sheriff of Somerset for 70/. of the prior of Bath, collector in the 
diocese of Bath. 

The sheriff of Norfolk for 278/. of the prior of Holy Trinity, Norwich, 
collector in the diocese of Norwich. 

The sheriff of Worcester for 24/. of the prior of Worcester, collector 
in the diocese of Worcester. 



The Tower. 



To John de Chex-leton, the elder, justiciary of Ireland. Although the 
^i!^^ I ^^^S ^^^ given him power to receive for a year the rebels English and 
""""" Irish in that land to his peace, and tOi pardon them, by the advice of tiie 
chancellor and treasurer, the suit of his peace for homicides, robberies, 
felonies and trespasses committed by them in that land, makin? letters 
patent under the seal used in those parts, and of receiving the fines 
and redemptions fx'om those who wish to make them, yet the king does 
not wish any such letters of pardon to be made or granted to those who 
are indicted or guilty of the death of William do Burgo, earl of Ulster, 
or with assenting to, aiding or ordering this, and orders the justiciary 
not to permit charters of pardon to be made to any such person. 

By p.s. 



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Aus". 14. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not lo inter- 
The Tower, meddle further with the ma.nor of Tokynton, co. Gloucester, restoring 
the issues thereof, because the king has learned by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that Hugh Poyntz held the manor at his death of the 
gift and enfeoffment of Nicholas Poyntz, parson of St, Mary's church, 
Hoo, and of Hugh de Melsplash, parson of Corymalet church, by a fine 
levied in the king's court, to hold for life, with remainder to Nicholas 
Poyntz, Hugh's son, and the heirs of his body; and that the manor is 
held of Hugh Daudele, earl of Gloucester. 

To Ralph de Middilnye, escheator in 6os. Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall 
and Devon. Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage, a 
carucate of land, 27 acres of meadow, 40 acres of wood, and 40s. of rent 
in He Abbatis, co. Somerset, restoring the issues thereof, because the 
king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator, that Hugh 
Poyntz, at his death, held the said tenements by the grant of Nicholas 
Poyntz, parson of St. Mary's church, Hoo, and of Hugh de Melsplash, 
parson of Corymalet church, by a fine levied in the king's court, for life, 
with remainder to Nicholas Poyntz, Hugh's son, and the heirs of his 
body, and that they are held of John de Staunton. 

July 26. To Ralph de Wylyngham, clerk. Order to deliver, without delay, 
Tlie Tower, to Peter de Cusancia, parson of Northreppes church, or his attorney, 
the said church and his goods and chattels, together with the issues, 
and not to intermeddle further therewith, as Peter has besought the 
king to order this to be done, as the church and goods and chattels were 
taken into the king's hand by Ralph by rea.son of the king's commission 
to him SO' to take all the possessions of the men of the power of the 
king of France in co: Norfolk, although Peter is not ;a native of that 
power, as is said, and although the king can extend his hand to the said 
possessions, he wishes to show favour to Peter for the good service of 
William de Cusancia, his brother, the king's clerk, to Jonn earl of Corn- 
wall, the king's brother. By K. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Like order to deliver the said church, 
lands, goods and chattels and issues to Peter. 

To Henry de Ingelby, appointed in co. Cambridge. Like order to 
deliver to Peter his books, goods and chattels at Cambridge and else- 
where in that county. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. The like order. 

To Alan de Boys appointed in co. Surrey. Like order to dehver to 
Peter his goods and chattels found at Berinundeseye. 

To Adam de Lymbergh appointed in certain parts in co. York. Like 
order to deliver to Peter, holding a fourth share of the church of 
Byrton, his said portion, the lands belonging thereto and his goods and 
chattels found there, together with the issues. 

Aug. 26. To William Trussel, escheaitor this iside Trent. Order to cause 
Westminster. William de Resshebrok, who married Joan, daiUghter and heir of Walter 
de Welles, tenant in chief of the late king, to have seisin of all the 
lands wliich Walter held in chief at his death, because she has proved 
her age before the escheoitor, and the king has taken William's fealty 
for these lands. 

Aug. 28. To Edmund Cheyne, keeper of the Flete prison. Order to permit 
Westminster. Richard de Potenhale, the king's yeoman, to whom the king granted the 



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Membrane 40 — cont. 



stones of the walls of the andent Flete prison as a gift, to have and 
carry away the stones at will. By p.s. 

Aug. 26. To WilUam do Brokelesby. Order to cause 6 trnis of woad of John 
Westminster. Wodaman of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, to be dearrested and delivered to 
him, as the mayor and bailiffs and community of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 
have shown the king by letters under their common seal, sent into 
chancery, that the woad is John's own property, and not that of any 
men of the power of the king of France, as he has shown the king that 
William took the woad into the king's hands at Beverley, by virtue of 
the king's commission, pretending that it belongs to certain men of the 
said power, when it does not, whereupon John has besought the king 
to provide a remedy. By C. 



Membbane 39. 

Aug. 15. To Robert de Wardcop, the king's clerk. Order to restore to the 
The Tower. pj.;Q,j. ^f Mendham, the said priory and all its lands, benefices, goods and 
chattels with the issues, without delay, as the king ordered the sheriff 
of Norfolk, to cause the priory of Castleacre, etc. to be restored to the 
prior thereof [as. at page 151 above], and now the king has been be- 
sought by the prior of Mendham, which is a cell of Castelacre, to order 
that priory and its lands, goods and chattels, which Ralph had taken 
into the king's hands by reason of the king's commission to take the 
lands of aliens in co. Suffolk, to be restored to him, as he and all the 
monks of the priory are English, the priory was founded by English- 
men, and the prior makes no tax or apportum beyond the sea, and the 
king has learned from trustworthy testimony that this is true. 

By K. and C. 
The like to the sheriff of Suffolk. 

Aug. 15. To the merchants of the society of the Peruzzi. Order to pay, with- 
Westminster. out delay, to Master Richard de Bynteworth, the king's clerk and secre- 
tary, 200^. which the king has granted to him as a gift for his good 
service and in aid of the expenses which he will incur. By K. 

Aug. 15. To Robert de Wardecop, the king's clerk. Order not to intei-meddle 
The Tower, further with the priory of St. Leonard, Bresete, or the possessions per- 
taining thereof, restoring the issues to the prior, who has shown the king 
that although he and all the canons of that house are Englishmen, and 
the prior at every voidance ought to be elected by English canons, and 
the house was founded by Englishmen and not aliens, and is not subject 
to any house beyond the sea, yet Robert took the priory and its ap- 
purtenances into the king's hands by virtue of his commission, as if the 
prior was an alien, wherefore the prior has besought the king to cause 
his hand to be amoved from the same. 

Au£r. 12. To the justiciary of Ireland for the present or the future. Order to 
The Tower, amove the king's hand from the liberty of Trym, in Ireland, without 
delay, and permit Joan, late the wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari, to hold 
that liberty, notwithstanding any order to the contrary, restoring the 
issues thereof to her, as the king lately caused the liberty to be taJccn 
into his hands, and on 12 January last he caused his hand to be amoved 
therefrom, so that Joan should hold it as she had done before it was 
taken. By K, and C. 



158 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



i-o67. Membrane 39 — cont. 

Aug. 20. To Robeirt de Wardecop, the king's clerk. Order to restore to the 
Westminster, p^or of Bromholm the said priory and its lands, benefices, goods and 
chattels, with the issues, without delay, by a certain security, as the late 
king^ — at the suit of the prior and convent there, showing that Edward 
I (in time of war with the king of France, when the prior and convent 
showed him that they were English, and paid no tax to any one of the 
power of the king of France, and had free election of their prior, and 
were not bound to obedience to any one of that power except to receive 
the abbot of Cluny when he came to England) had ordered inquisition 
to be taken on the matter, and after the inquisition was taken by the 
sheriff of Suffolk, he caused their priory to be restored to them, and 
Geoffrey With and Henry de Hale, whom the late king appointed to 
take such possessions of aliens into his hands, had unjustly detained 
them, and the king ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer 
to view the inquisition and rolls and memoranda made thereupon, and 
to cause stich remedy to be given to the prior and convent as was just, 
or to show cause why they should not obey the order, and they returned 
the transcripts of the aforesaid inquisition, and of two writs issued by 
the order of Edward I, containing that the prior and convent were 
English as aforesaid, and owed no foreign service, and Edward I had 
ordered the treasurer and barons to cause the priory to be restored to 
the prior and convent, and the treasurer and barons returned to the 
late king that Edward I had ordered the priory to be restored as of 
favour, and that it seemed to them that without an order of the king 
making express mention of restoring the priory, as was done in the 
orders of Edward I, they could not carry out the king's orders — 
ordered the treaisurer and barons to cause the priory to be 
restored to the prior and convent as had been done in the time of 
Edward I ; and now the present prior has besought the king to order 
his hand to be amoved from the priory, its lands, goods and chattels, 
as the priory has been so taken because of his commission to Robert 
to take the possessions of aliens ; and Robert de TJfford, earl of Suffolk, 
has undertaken to answer before the king and his council for what ought 
to pertain to him of the priory and its lands, if it be found that they 
are to be taken into the king's hands by ^'irtue of the order, to take 
possessions of aliens, or that answer was made to Edward II or Edward 
I for like reasons. By K. and C. 

The like on behalf of the same prior and convent to Ralph de 
Wilyngham, appointed in co. Norfolk, 'mutatis mutandis.^ 

The like to the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. 

Aug. 15. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Like order in favour of Walter de Abyham, 

Westminster, parson of Fakenhamdam church, because he is of the king's county of 

Ponthieu, and not of the power of the king of France, as the king has 

learned from tnistworthy testimony. By K. and C. 

Tlie like to the same in favour of Drogo, parson of Waxnesham church, 
who is a native of Ponthieu. 

Aug. 18. To the sheriff of Southampton. Like order in favour of Nicholas 
Westmmster. Apelman, dyer, a native of the power and of the king of France, 
v/hose possessions were delivered to the sheriff by William de Bifeld, 
the king's clerk, appointed in that county, as Nicholas is come to 
the realm to ply his mister}', by virtue of the king's proclamation that all 
workers of cloth of any land may come safely to the realm, and he is 
staying at Winchester, and plying his mistery there. By C. 



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\667 . Membrane 39 — cont. 

Aug. 6. To the prior of Okebum. Orda* to supersede the payment of 88?. 
The Tower, granted to the king for having the custody of the priory which the king 
had caused to be taken into his hands for certain legitimate causes, 
although the king ordered him tO' ha.ve that sum at London on St. 
Laurence next, tO' be delivered to William la Zouschc, dean of St. Peter's, 
York, the treasurer, or to John Chamels, supplying his place, as the 
king has granted, at the prior's request that the 881. shall be allowed 
to him for these 88/., which the king lately received from him on. loan. 

Aug. 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 

Westminster. Thomas, earl of Norfolk, who is about to set out in the king's service, 

to have respite until the octaves of Hilary next, for all the debts which 

he owes at the exchequer. By K. 

Vacated because on the dorse. 



Membbane 38. 

Aug. 18. To the bailiff, jurats and community of the island (sic) of Gernereye, 
Westminster, ggj-k and Aureneye. The king has been pleased to learn from Thomas 
de Ferrariis that they are active according to their strength in matters 
touching the honour and safety of these islands, for which the king 
thanks them, requesting them to repel the king's enemies, knowing that 
he proposes to do what is fitting for the defence of his rights and the 
quiet of his lieges, as Thomas will inform them, to whom they are to 
give faith and obedience. 

The like to the bailiff, jurats and community of Gereseye. 

To Thomas de Ferrariis, keeper of the islands of Gernereye, Jereseye, 
Serk and Aureneye. Order to cause the castles of La Comet and Gurry 
to be provided with men at arms, archers and other infantry, armour 
and victuals, because the king has learned that they are in groat danger 
for lack of such provision. By C. 

To the same. Order to cause the tower called 'la Mangonel,' in 
Comet castle, Gernereye, to be repaired, as it is in great danger. By C. 

To the same. Order to cause a constable, gatekeeper and muni- 
tions to be placed in Cherburgh castle, as the people of Gemeseye ai*e in 
danger of invasion. By C. 

To the same. Order to deliver wages to forty men of the island of 
Jereseye, whom the community of that island placed in Gurry castle 
for its defence against the attacks of certain galleys lately come against 
these islands, who were there for three weeks, without any satisfaction 
being made toi them for their wages. 

Aug. 22. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Westminster. Whereas on 23 September last, the king ;committed to William de 
Cusancia, his clerk, the custody of all the castles, manors, hundreds, 
lands and rents which belonged to John, earl of Cornwall, the king's 
brother, except the castle and manor of Berkhamstede, to hold from 13 
September, when the earl died, until Michaelmas following, and until 
Michaelmas after that, answering at the exchequer for the issues thereof, 
and the king lately ordered Geoffrey le Scrop by his writ, to pay Wilham 
251., which were in arrears to him for Easter term last, as he asserted 
of the ferm of the manors of Boudon and Harbergh, which belonged to 
the earl, and which the king granted to Geoffrey by another charter, 



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1667. Membrane 38 — cont. 

to hold under a certain form, by virtue of which order GeofiFrey paid 
25Z. to William ; the king therefore orders the treastirer and chamberlains 
to pay 251. to Geoffrey, or the treasurer and barons to' cause him to have 
a suitable assignment therefor, having viewed the king's order and his 
letters patent. By K. 

Aug. 18. To James de Kyngeston and Robert de Sprotle, the* king's clerks. 
Westminster. Order to restore to Peter, parson of Flete church, the said church and 
all lands, goods and chattels pertaining thereto, together with the issues, 
and not to intermeddle further therewith, as the king appointed them 
to take into his hands the possessions of certain French aliens in co. 
Lincoln, during pleasure, and Peter has besought the king to order 
his church, etc. to be restored to him, as he is not a native of the power 
of the king of France, and pays no tax or pension to any religious house 
of that power, but he resides upon his benefice ; and it has been testified 
before the king that Peter is not of the said power, and his church has 
not been taken into the hands of the king's progenitors for like causes. 

By C. 

Aug. 17. To the sheriflF of Surrey. Like order in favour of Giles de Fossato, 

Westminster, parson of Nutfeld church, a native of the power of the king of France, 

whose possessions were taken by Alan de Boys, appointed in that county, 

who delivered them to the sheriff, as the king has considered the 

poverty of Giles, and wishes to have compassion on him. By K. and C. 

Aug. 18. To Ralph de Wylyngham, the king's clerk. Like order in favour 
Westminster, of William de Monte Acuto, parson of Fouldon church, whose posses- 
sions were taken by Ralph, appointed in co. Norfolk, as William has 
besought the .king to order his church, lands, goods and chattels to be 
restored to him, as he is not a native of the power of the king of 
France, and pays no due or pension to any religious house of that power, 
and this has been testified before the king. By C. 

Like order toi the same in favour of John de Faloniis, parson of St. 
Michael's church, Fyncham. By C. 

Aug. 20. To John de Wentland, John Caterich, Roger de Tykesouere, Robert 
Westminster. Lespicer of Aylesbury, Henry Amald of Bedeford, and Henry de Bray- 
brok of Hesyndon. Order to cause the cloth, books, wool, and other 
things of Ivo de Glynton, parson of Subyii church, arrested by them, 
to be dearrested without delay and restored to him, as the king lately 
appointed them to take and collect all wool in cos. Cambridge, Hunting- 
don, Buckingham and Bedford, and now the king ha.s learned from Ivo's 
plaint, that exceeding the limits of their commission, they have taken 
his cloth and other things deposited in the custody of Richard le 
Tableter, burgess of Cambridge, whilst Ivo was in 'the king's service in 
parts beyond the sea in the company of H. bishop of Lincoln, whereupon 
Ivo has besought the king to provide a remedy. By K. 

Aug. 25. To the abhot of St. Mary's, York, collector of the tenth granted by 

Westminster, the clergy in the archdeaconries of York and Cliveland, co. York. 

Order to pay 2001. of that money to Henry de Percy or his attorney, 

as the king is bound to Henry in 2001. for his wages for .the time when 

he was in the war of Scotland. By bill of the treasurer. 

Aug. 25. To John de Ifeld and Master William de Fisshebum, keepers of the 

Westminster, bishopric of Chichester, in the king's hands. Order to cause the park 

of Waltham, which is of the temporalities of that bishopric, to be en- 



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1667, Membrane 38-—rnfif. 

closed in the places where it is broken, and the palings, closes and hays 
to be repaired, and he is to find by all ways the names of ^the male- 
factoi's who have broken the said palings and hays by force, as the king 
is informed, after the temporalities came intO' the king's hands by the 
death of John, the late bishop, and have hunted there and taken and 
carried a.way wild beasts, and that several beasts escape from the park 
by this breaking, and trees are cut down and other damage perpetrated. 

Aug. 25. To John .'de Shordich, Thomas do Lungvillers, John Bret, Philip de 
Westminster. Caltoft and John de Oxon[ia], arrayers in co. Noittingham of men at 
ai-ms and others about to set out in the king's service to Scotland. Order 
not to compel the prior of Lenton to find some men at arms lor 
others for the said service, or to contribute to the expenses of these 
men, or to support any other charge by reason of the lands of the priory 
which are in the king's hands and in the prior's custody by his com- 
mission, as long as they are in his custody, and he answers to' the king 
for the ferm .'of those lands, because the king caused all the lands of 
the , priory to be taken into his hands, and he committed the custody 
thereof to the prior for .'rendering a certain ferm yearly, during pleasure. 

By C. 

Aug. 26. To Edward, duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, the king's son, or his 
Westminster, justice of Chester, or to him who supplies the place of the justice, and to 
Robert de Hambury, chamberlain of North Wales. Order -to cause 
six ships suitable for the passage of Thomas, bishop of Hereford, ap- 
pointed chancellor -of Ireland, and John de Cherleton, the elder, ap- 
pointed justiciary, and of certain ministers about to set out in their 
company, to be prepared and provided without delay, if they need 'SO 
many ships, in ports within that county and the bailiwick of that 
chamber, and to cause them to go to the place and .'on the day that the 
bishop and John shall decide, as the king is -sending the bishop and 
John to Ireland to exercise their ofiices, and do other things -touching 
the state of that land. By K. 



Membrane 37. 

Aug. 8. To William de Langford. Order to p'ay to a groom, keeping the 

The Tower, gates of the New Temple, London, the arrears of his wages of 2d. daily, 

of the ferra of that Temple, which is in William's custody by the king's 

commission, and to pay such wages •henceforth as long as he holds that 

custody. 



Aug. 3. 
Clarendon. 



To the prior of Wylmyngton. Order to have 50Z. with those 20/. 
which he freely pranted to pay to the king on the feast of St. Laurence 
for having the custody of that priory, at London on the said feast, to 
be delivered to -Master William la Zousche, dean of St. Peter's, York, 
the treasurer, or to John Charnels, supplying his place, as the king lately 
committed that custody to the -prior and that of all the lands, goods and 
chattels pertaining to the priory, which he had caused to be seised into 
his hands, so -that the prior should dispose of the issues, and of the goods 
and chattels as he should see fit, rendering 1701. yearly at the exchequer, 
to wit 50Z. at St. 'Laurence next and the residue at Easter foil jwiiir, 
and at Michaelmas and Easter in the following years. By K. and C. 

31. K 



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i-o67 , Membrane 37 — cont. 

The like to the following priors and others concerning the following 
sums and other sums to be paid for that custody, tO' wit : — 

The prior of St. Andrew's, Northampton, for* 40Z. and 10 marks for 
custody. 

The prior of Bermundesey for 501. and lOl. for custody. 

The prior of Wenlok for 601. and 10/. for custody. 

The prior of Derhurst for 40Z. and lOZ. for custody. 

The prior of Styveton for 301. and 10 marks for custody. 

The prior of Montacute for 601. and 107. for custody. 

The prior of Kirkby Monachorum for 40 marks and 10 marks for 
custody. 

The prior of Okebourne for 200/. and 88/. for custody. 

The prior of Toftes, who is proctor of the abbot of Preaux (Pratellis) 
in England, for 40/. and 10/. for custody. 

The prior of Frompton for 45/. and 10 marks for custody. 

The prior of Lodres for 35/. and 10 marks for custody. 

The prior of Oteryngton for 50/. and 10 marks for custody. 

The prior of Cretyng and Everden for 8/. and 100s\ for custody. 

The, prior of St. Neots for 80/. and 10 marks for cvxstody. 

John le Paumer, proctor of the abbot of Fecamp (Fiscampo), for 250 
marks and 50 marks for custody. 

The abbess of Caen for 100/. and 20 marks for custody. 

The prior of CI at ford Lavyngton for 22/. 10s. and 40s. lor custody. 

The proctor of th© abbess of Fontevrault for 38/. 17s. 6d. and 10/. 
for custody. 

The prior of Thefford Monachoi-um for 50 marks and 10 marks for 
custody. 

The prior of Pontefract for 20 marks and 10 marks for custody. 

Tlie prior of Wotton for 20/. and 10 marks for custody. 

The prior of Mereseye for 25/. and 10 marks for custody. 

The prior of Weston for 15/. and 100s. for custody. 

The prior of Hynkele for 16/. and 100s. for custody. 

The prior of Avebury for 12/. and 5 marks for custody. 

The prior of Hagh for 55 marks and 10 marks for custody. 

Brother Gilbert Solis, proctor of the abbot of St. Nicholas, Angers, 
for 28/. 6s. 8d. and 10 marks for custody. 

The prior of Caneryngham for 25 marks and 10 marks for custody. 

The prior of Bea-nestaple for 5 marks and 40s. for custody. 

The prior of Blyth for 10 marks and 5 marks for custody. 

The prior of Tikeford for 15/. and 10 marks for custody. 

The pnor of Holy Trinity, York, for 50 marks and 10/. for custody. 

Tlie prior of Willeford for 22/. 10s. and 100s. for custody. 

The prior of Panfeld and Welles for 37/. 10s. and 10 marks for custody. 

The prior of Ware for 115/. and 40 marks for custody. 

Brother Emery de Argenteleis, proctor of the abbot of Seez, for 50 
marks and 10 marks for cvistody. 

The same proctor for 50 marks and 10 marks for the custody of the 
priory of Lancaster. 

The prior of Sele for 25 marks and 10 marks for custody. 

Tlie prior of Noioun and Neufmarche (Novo Mercato) for 27/. 10s. and 
10/. for custody. 

The prior of Sporle for 5 marks and 40s. for the custody of Sporle 
church. 

The prior of Ecclesfeld for 10 marks and 5 marks for custody. 

John de Wymborn, fennor of the chiirch of Romeneye, for 25 marks, 
with 40s. for administration, 



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The abbot, of Langedon, fermor of Chilkam church, of the prior of 
Trciwelegh, for 20A and 100s. for custody. 

Tlie prior of Trewelegh for 16/. and lOOs. for custody. 

Robert de Totton, fermor of Chimpynges and Palynges church, for 
10/. and 5 marks for custody. 

The prior of Pritelwell for 20/. and 10/. for custody. 

The prior of Farleye for 20 marks and 10 marks for custody. 

The prior of Wangcford for 10/. and lOO.*?. for custody. 

Master Edmund Everard, proctor of the abbot of Ybreye, for 25 
marks and lOOs. for the ferms of the churches of Wokyng and Esthall. 

The prior of Arundell for 17/. lO.s. and lOO";. for custody. 

The prior of Folkeston for 15/. and 100s. for custody. , 

The prior of Hermodesworth for 40/. and 10 marks for custody. 

The prior of Horton for 20 marks and 100s. for custody. 

The prior of Myntyng for 9/. and 40s\ for custody. 

The prior of Shirbom for 40/. and 100s. for custody.' 

Brother Henry Maillard, proctor of the abbot of Aunay, for 23^ and 
100s. for custody. 

Brother Peter Hugon[is], rector of Uppecherch church, for 20Z. and 5 
marks for custody. 

The prior of Wolfricheston for 15/. and 5 marks for custody. 

The prior of Haylyng for 60/. and 10/. for custody. 

The prior of Ci^assewell for 8 marks and 5 marks for custody. 

The prior of Tutteburi for 50 marks and lOO*. for .custody. 

The prior of Cowyk for 30 marks and 6 marks for custody. 

PhiUp de Aemann (? Alemainnia), proctor of the prior of St. Mary 
de Rocherio, for 15/. and 5 marks for custody. 

The keeper of the church of Scardeburgh for 10 marks and 5 marks 
for custody. 

The prior of Modbury for 8 marks and 405. for custody. 

The prior of Tackeleye for 63/. and 10 marks for ,custody. 

The prior of St. Faith, Horsham, for 50/. and 100s. for custody. 

Brother John de Pichervill, proctor of the prior of Beaulieu {Bello 
loco), in Normandy, for 5/. and 20s. for custody. 

The prior of Newent for 65/. and 10 marks for custody. 

Vacated because otherwise below. 

The prior of Bekford for 40/. and 10 marks for custody. 

Vacated because otherwise below. 

The like to the following for the following sums for the morroiw of 
the Assmnption next, to wit : — 

Brother John de Wasto, general attorney of the prior of Lenton, for 
20/. and 100s. for custody. 

The prior of Stoke near Clare, for 100/. and 10 marks for custody. 

The like to the following for the octaves of the Assumption next, 
to wit: — 

The abbess of Gynes for 20 marks and 5 marks for custody. 

The like to the following for the Nativity of the Virgin next, to wit : — 

Roland Targe, parson of Estbradenham church, for 5 marks and 40s. 
for custody. 

Richard le Provost, proctor of the abbot of St. Wandregesil in Eng- 
land for 20s. and 40s. for custody. 

The prior of Newent for 65/. and 10 marks for custody. 

The prior of Bekford for 40/. and 10 marks for custody. 



164 CALENDAE OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1337. Membbane 36. 

Aug. 3. To Philip Bon Vallet, parson of Avenyng church. Whereas the king 
Clarendon, lately, at his supplication, committed toi him the administration of the 
fruits and profits of his said church, which he had caused to be taken 
into his hand for certain legitimate causes, to hold curing pleasure, 
rendering to the king yearly 12 marks 6s. Ad., to wit, 6 marks 3s.. Ad. at 
St. Laurence next, and the residue at Easter following, and in the follow- 
ing year at Michaelmas and Easter, Ithe king orders him to have the 
said 6 marks, 3.9. Ad., at London on St. Laurence, to be delivered to 
Master William la Zousche, dean of St. Peter's, York, the treasurer, 
or to John Charnels, supplying his place. By K. and C. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

John de Court eneye, parson of Shareston church, for 107. and 5/. 

Edmund Martyn, parson of St. Michael's church, Guschiste, for 5 
marks and 2^ mairks. 

John Sauvage, parson of Suthkelleseye church, for 10 marks and 5 
marks. 

Amaric d© Pontiliaco, parson of Chesthunt church, for 107. and 51. 

Peter Giles, parson of Eccleston church, for 10 marks and 5 marks. 

Peter Malet, parson of Spettebiuy church, for 100.?. and 50*. 

Henry de Lyonns, parson of Little Thrillowe church, for 100s. and 50s. 

Master John de Ufford, proctor of the aibbot of Cluny and fermor of 
the manors of OfFord Cluny, Tikesore and Manton, for 50 marks and 
25 marks. 

Robert de Wigorn[ia], fermor of the manor of Lodecombe, for 70 
marks and 35 marks. 

Thomas de Luk, prebendary of Netherbury, in the church of St. Mary, 
Salisbury, to pay 20 marks within: eight days following. 

The like tO' the following priors and others to- pay the following sums 
on the feast of St. Laurence, for the custody of the following priories, 
to wit: — 

The prior of Stangate for Al. and 40s. for custody. 

The prior of Lewes for 500 marks and 250 marks for custody. 

The prior of Neweton Longevill for 95Z. and 55Z. for custody. 

The prioress of Claruissel (de Claro Rivolo) for 10 marks and 5 marks 
for custody. 

The prioress of Leomynster for 10 marks and 5 marks for custody. 

The prior of Grenwich and Leuesham for 10 marks and 5 marks for 
custody. 

The prior of Wynghale for 100s. and 50s. for custody. 

The prior of Hamel for 8?. and Al. for custody. 

The prior of Cogges for lOZ. and 100s. for custody. 

The prior of Boxgrave for 60Z. and 30/. for custody. 

The prior of Andewell for Al. and 40s. for custody. 

The prior of Holne for 6 marks and' 40s. for custody. 

The prior of Warham for 20s. and 10s. for custody. 

The prior of Derby for 100s. and 50s. for custody. 



Membbane 35. 

Aug. 18. To John de Shordich, Thomas de Longvillers, John dd Bret, Philip de 
Westminster. Caltoft arnd John de Oxon[ia] appointed to choose and try certain men 
at arms and archers in cos. Nottingham and Derby, and to those de- 
puted by them there. Order not to distrain the prior and convent of 



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1337. Membrane 35 — cont. 

-.' Newstea,d (3'oi'o loco) in Shirewod, toi contribute to' tlie expenses of such 
men at arms and archei-s, or to find any such men, as the king lately 
appointed John and the others to choose such men and send them with 
suitable arms to Berwick-upon-Tweed at the expense of those counties, 
to be assessed pro rata on their lands, goods and chattels, and now the 
king has learned from the prior and convent that John and the others 
cause them tO' be distrained to contribute to the expenses of these men, 
and because the priory is situated near the highway which leads through 
the middle of the realm, far from a town, and in a solitary place, and is 
so charged and impoverished by the frequent coming of magnates and 
others that its goods and possessions are not sufficient for the mainten- 
ance of the prior and convent, as the king has le;irned from trustworthy 
testimony, he wishes to spare them in this respect. By K. and C 



Aug. 8. To the collectors of the old and new customs in the port of Ipswich. 

The Tower. Order to deliver all the .money of the new custom of things brought 
to that port from parts without, to William de lai Pole of Kyngeston- 
upon-Hull, and Reginald de Conductu, citizen of London, the king's 
merchants, or to their attorney, by indentures, in part payment of a 
great sum of money which they and other merchants of the realm under- 
took to pay for the king, and to cause the seal for the new custom tO' be 
kept in their custody, under the seals of William and Reginald as long 
as they have that custom, and not to permit wool, hides and wool-fells 
or other merchandise to be taken out of that port to parts beyond, 
against the form of the king's orders, as the king granted to those mer- 
chants the said custom, as is contained in a certain indenture. 

By K. and C. 

The hke to the collectoi's of the said customs in thd following places, 
to wit : — 

The collectors in the port of Exeter. 
The collectors in the port of Chichester. 
The collectors in the port of Sandwich. 
The collectors in the port of Wynchelse. 
The collectors in the port of Great Yarmouth. 
The collectors in the port of Lynn. 
The collectors in the port of Hertilpol. 

July 27. To Hugh de Bardelby, the king's clei-k. Order to cause the prebend 
The Tower, of Walokesbem, co. Middlesex, in the church of St. Paul, London, and 
the lands, goods and chattels of William de Cusanciai, the px-ebendaay, 
to be delivered to him or his attorney, together with the issues, without 
delay, and not to intenneddle further therewith, as William has besought 
the king to order this to be done, as Hugh had taken the prebend, etc. 
into the king's hands by virtue of a commission so to take all the 
possessions of certain aliens in that county, although William is not a 
native of the power of the king of France, and although, by an ordinance 
of the king and council, the king is able to extend his hand to William's 
benefice, land, goods and chattels, he wishes to act graciously to him in 
consideration of his service to John, earl of Cornwall, the king's brother. 

By K. 

The like to the sheriff of Middlesex, to whom the prebend, etc. were 
delivered by Hugh. By K. 



166 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



133/. Membrane 35 — cont. 

The like to John do Marton, appointed in co. Essex, to deliver the 
prebend of Thurrok in the free chapel of Hastyng, and the lands, goods 
and chattels pertaining: thereto, to WiUiam, who is prebendary thereof. 

By K. 

The like to the sheriff of Essex, to whom the prebend, etc. were de- 
livered by John. By K. 

The like to Adam de Lymbergh, appointed in co. York, to deliver to 
William the church of Wakefeld, of which he is parson, with the lands, 
goods and chattels. By K. 

The like to Robert de Hoton and Alan de Athelyngton, appointed in 
the North Riding, co. York, to deliver the prebend of Thorp, in tlie 
church of St. Wolfrid, Ripon, with the lands, goods and chattels, to 
William, who is prebendary thereof. By K. 

The Uke to John dc Askliam, appointed in co. Hertford to deliver to 
William his goods and chattels found in the manor of Wydeford, which 
belongs to the prior of Bennundeseye. By K. 

The like to the shei-iff of Hertford to deliver the said goods, which 
were delivered to him by John. By K. 

July 27. To Alan de Boys, the king's clerk, appointed in co. Surrey. Like ordeir 

The Tower, in favour of the same William, wlioi has besought the king to order his 

lands, goods and chattels to be restored to him, and to his servants and 

Serjeants at Bermundeseye, their goods and chattels. By K. and C. 

Aug. 26. To Jolm Morin, elscheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to 

Westminster. Katherine, late the wife of David de Strabolgi, earl of Athol, tenant in 
chief, two parts of the manor of Ponteland, Little Eland, and Calverdon 
to hold in dower, as on 28 March last the king assigned to her the manor 
of Braburn, co. Kent, extended at 58/. Ss. ^d. yearly, and 6/. yearly rent 
in Bishops Hatfeld and Beyford, co. Hertford, as dower from the said 
manor and rent, and from the manors of Geynesburgh, Bichyndon, two 
paorts of the manor of Ponteland, Little Eland and , Calverdon, the 
castle and manor of Mitford, certain tenements in MoUesdon, certain 
tenements in Merdisfen and 4/. yearly rent in Cherdesle, which be- 
longed to the earl ; and on 10 April followins^ the king assigned to her 
the manors of Styvekeye and Holkham, co. Norfolk, extended at 
2\l. 2s. Ad. yearly, as her dower from the said manors and from the 
manors of Posseiwyk and Westlexham, which belonged tO' the earl, and 
subsequently by reason of the right which belonged to Walter de 
Maiiny for the manors of Styvekeye and Holkham, and by process, held 
thereupon in chancery, the king caused the manors to be taken into his 
hands and delivered to Waltei-, and Kathei'ine has now rendered her 6^. 
of yearly rent in the towns of Hatfeld and Beyford into the king's hands, 
beseeching him to cause lands to be assigned to her in recompence for 
that rent and the said manors, and the king has assigned to her the 
said twoi parts of the manor of Ponteland, Little Eland and Calverdon, 
coi. Northumberland, extended at 251. 6s. Ad. yearly, tO' hold in recom- 
pence, together with the manor of Braburn, as her dower. By C. 

Aug. 30. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Roger 

Westminster, la Zousche, sheriff of Warwick, to be discharged and acquitted of Qie 

towns, manors, lands and goods and chattels of John Pecche, knight, as 

on 9 August, in the 4th year of his reign, the king ordered the sheriff of 

Warwick to deliver all the said towns, etc. to John, lately accused of 



il EDWARD III.— Part IL 16^ 



1337. Membrane 35 — cont. 

adhering to Edmund de Wodestok, earl of Kent, an enemy amd rebel, 
and who rendered himself at the king's wish and found security to do 
the king's will, when he should wish to speak thereupon. 

Au?. 26. To John de Percebrigg, the king's clerk. Order to deliver to Hugh 
Westminster, de Nessy, parson of Charlton church, co. Kent, or to his attorney, the 
sadd chvirch and its lands and possessions, goods and chattels, and not 
to intermeddle further therewith, although the king lately appointed 
John to take all the possessions of certain aliens in that county into the 
king's hands, and deliver them to the sheriff of the county, tO' be kept, 
but Hugh is not of the power of the king of France, as the king has 
learned from trustworthy testimony. By K. and C 

To the sheriff of Kent. Tlie like order. By K. and C. 



Membrane S4. 

Aug. 15. To Gilbert de Chishull, the king's clerk, appointed in co. Buckingham. 

The Tower. The like order in favour of Ingelram de Baunvill, parson of Bledelowe 
church, who is a native of the power of the king of France, as the king 
wishes to show favour to him, at the request of certain lieges, as he has 
resided in his benefice for nineteen years and more, expending the goods 
of his church well and providently, as the king has learned. By K. 

Aug. 18. To the shei*iff of Walts. Like order in favour of G-assiletus de 
Westminster. Tibertis, prebendary of Erchynfonnd in the church of St. Mary, Win- 
chester, who is from Lombardy, and not a native of the lordship of the 
king of France, as the prebend and goo'ds and chattels there were de- 
livered to the sheriff by Thomas de Kuaresburgh, appointed to take 
such possessions in that county. By C 

The like to the following sheriffs separately, ' mutatis mutandis.,^ in 
favour of the following, who are natives of the duchy of Aquitaine : 

The sheriffs of London for Master Itherius de Concoreto-, archdeacon 
of London. 

The sheriff of Essex for the same Itherius, prebenda.ry of Edelond, in 
the chuixh of St. Panl, London. 

The sheriff of Oxford for the same Itherius, prebendary of Farendon 
in the church of St. Mary, Salisbury. 

The sheriff of Hereford, for the same Itherius, prebendary of Heynton, 
in the church of St. Ethelbert, Hereford, and holding a share 
(porcionarius) in Ledebury church. 

The sheriff of York for Bertrand de Cardalhaco, prebendary of St. 
Andrew, in the church of St. Jolin, Beverley. 

The sheriff of Kent for Vitalis de Casnato, parson of Boxele church. 

The sheriff of Sussex for Thomas de Bainvillai, parson of Herthfeld 
church. 

Aug. 20. To Gilbert de Cheshull, appointed in co. Buckingham. Like order 
Westminster, in favour of Launcelot de Corroberto, parson of Mepreshale church, who 
has shown the king that he is a native of Seland and not of the power 
of the king of France, nor an adherent of that king, and who has 
besought the king to pro\'idc ai remedy, having taken security from 
Launcelot that ho will behave well and will not transmit or eloign the 
goods of his church or other goods out of the I'calm. By K. and C. 



168 CALENDAR Oi^ CLOSE ROLLS. 



1337. Menihrane 34 — cont. 

Aug. 20. To the slieriflf of Southampton. Like order in favour of Robert Swef, 
Westminster, parson of Annebek church, who is a native of the power of the king of 
France, whose possessions were delivered to^ the sheriff by Williain de 
Byfeld, appointed in that county, as the king has compassion on Robert's 
estate, who has remained for thirty years and more in his benefice, which 
is not worth more tlian 10 marks. By K. and C. 



Au'1-. 10. To Elias de Assheburn. Order not to intermeddle further with the 

The Tower, office of one of the justices to hold pleas following the justicia.ry of 

Ireland, although the kingj lately appointed him tO' hold that office 

during pleasure. By K. and C. 

The like to Roger de Preston. 

The like to Robert Power, whom the king lately appointed one of the 
barons of the exchequer, Dublin, during pleasure. 

The- like to the following, severally, to wit : 
Thomas de Mounpelers. 
Nicholas de Snyterby. 
Master Hei-vey Bagot. 

The like to Thomas de Mounpelers, whom the king lately appointed one 
of his justices of the Common Bench, Dublin, during pleasure. 

The like tO' Richard Broun, clerk. 

Aug. 10. To the baihffs of Great Yarmouth. Order to permit the fishermen of 

Tlie Tower, that town and others who wash to come there to fish, to do so^ in the sea 

with their ships and boats under 30 tuns burthen, notwithstanding any 

orders of the king to the contrary, because the king has given Ucence 

to such fishermen to do so with their ships of such burthen. 

The like to the following, to wit : 
. The bailiffs of Scardebm-gii. 

The bailiffs of Whiteby. 

Th© bailiffs of Dunwich. 

Aug. 30. To William de la Pole of Kyngeston-upon-Hull, and Reginald de 
Westminster. Conductu. Order to deliver all the money of the 20s. on eacn sack of 
wool to be sent to parts beyond the sea, collected by them, to> John 
Charnels, supplying the place of the treasurer, or to Peter Darragh, 
his clerk, at London, as it behoves the king to spend much money tor 
his passage across the sea.. By EL and C. 

. To William de la Pole of Kyngeston-upon-Hull. Although the king 

granted to him all the issues of the old and new customs in the ports 

of Kyngeston-upon-liull and Boston and of the subsidy which alien and 
native merchants granted in th© great council at Notingham, of wool, 
hides and wool fells and other merchandise, to be taken out of the realm, 
beyond the customs due thereupon, to be received by the hands of the 
collectors thereof until satisfaction has been done to- him for certain sums 
of money, in which the king is bound to him, yet because it behoves 
the king to spend much money for his passage across the sea, and he needs 
all the money of the customs and subsidy, he orders William to delivea' 
all such money received or to be received by him, to John Charnels, 
supplying the place of the treasurer, or to Richard de Milburn, John'g 
clerk, by indenture, without delay, and the king wiU cause him to be 
satisfied for these sums with all the speed possible. 

Vacattd because otherwise below, and on the aanve roll. 



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169 



1337. Membrane 34 — cont. 

To the same. Order to deliver all the money of the subsidy of 20s. 
on each sack of wool, received by him in the ports of Kyngeston-upoii- 
Hull and Boston, to the said John Charnels or Richard de Melbui-n, his 
clerk, for the king's passagei across the seai. By K. and C. 



Membbane 33. 

July 23. To the treasurer a^nd barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede 
Westminster, the taking into the king's hands of the lands, goods and chattels of Mary 
de Sancto Paulo, countess of Pembroke, who is a native of the power 
of the king of France, and to restore them to her if they have taken them, 
without delay, or to her attorney or bailiff, as the king wishes to show 
faivour to her, although he ordained, with the advice of the council, that 
the possessions of all Frenchmen and others of the saiid power should be 
taken into his hands, except those of the men of Britanny, and that this 
order should be carried out in the conntdes beyond Ttent by the 
treasurer and barons. By K. 

To Richard de Suthorp, the king's clerk, appointed to- take such 
possessions in co. Northampton. The like order not to intermeddle with 
the possessions of the countess in that county and to restore them, if 
he has done so. By K. 

The like to the following in the following conn ties, to wit: — 

Ralph de Welyngham in co. Norfolk. 

Robert de Wardecop in co. Suffolk. 

Henry de Ingelby in cos. Cambridge and Huntingdon. 

John de Marton in co. Essex. 

John de Askham, in co. Hertford. 

John de Percebrigg in co. Kent. 

Thomas de Knaresburgh in co. Wilts. 

Robert de Hcmmyngb[urgh] in co. Berks. 

Gilbert de Cheshull in cos. Buckingham and Bedford. 

James de Kyngeston and Robert de Sprotley in cos. Lincoln and 
Rutland. 

Aug. 3. To the sheriff of York. Order to pay toi the king's watchman in York 
Clarendon, castle the arrears of his wages of 2d. daily from the time of the sheriff's 

appointment, and to pay such wages henceforth, and also 10s. yearly 

for his robe. 



Aug. 1. 
Clarendon. 



To William Fraunk and Reginald de Donyngton. Order to deliver 
to William de la Pole of Kyngeston-upon-Hull, and Reginald de Con- 
ductu, whom the king appointed to buy 30,000 sacks of wool in the 
realm, and take it to parts beyond the sea, or to their attorneys, 
sufficient shipping of the ships airested by them in the ports of Kynges- 
ton-upon-Hull and Boston for the king's service, to take that wool, pro- 
vided that the remaining ships of those ports be taken to the place 
ordained for the king's passage. \_Fadera.^. By K. and C. 

The like to the mayor and sheriffs of London for ships from the port 
of London. [^Ihid.^ By K. and C. 

Aug. 3. To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer, Dublin. Order 

Clarendon, to pay to the 200 Welsh foot, whom the king is sending to Ireland in 

the company of John de Cherleton the elder, whom he has appointed 

justiciary, their reasonable wages from the tim» when they come to 



1^0 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



i-ooi, Memhrane 33 — cont. 

Dublin, and thenceforth so long as they shall remain in the justiciary's 
company in the king's service, by the advice and counsel of the justiciary 
and chancellor. \Ihid.'\ By K. and C. 

Aug. 8. To Nicholas de Canti Lupo. Order to supersede the levying of any 
Tlie Tower, money of the men of co. Lincoln for horses, clothes, bows and arrows, 
and to cause what has been levied to be restored to them without delay, 
and if these things have been bought with money so levied, so that such 
restitution cannot conveniently be made, the king wishes satisfaction 
for 2,000 marks to be made to the men of whom the money was levied 
by WilHam Fraunk and Reginald de Donyngton, so that those things 
so bought may be retained for the use of the archers, as the king ap- 
pointed Nicholas to choose twenty archers in co. Lincoln from foresters, 
pai'kers and Serjeants of magnates and others of that county and mounts 
fitting their estate, and now the king has been besought by the com- 
munity of the county to provide for their indemnity as they granted 
2,000 marks for having dischai-ge of cei-tain victuals which the king 
ordered to purveyed there for his use, and in subvention of the ex- 
penses for the defence of the realm, and Nicholas caused divers sums 
of money to be levied upon the men of that county for the mounts, 
clothing, bows and arrows for the use of the archers, and caused a great 
part thereof tO' be levied, and the king has considered that these men 
are very much charged with the 2,000 marks, and wishes to pro^^ide 
for their quiet in the costs for the equipping and an-aying of the archers, 
wherefore he ordered William and Reginald, whom he appointed to levy 
the said 2,000 marks, to do satisfaction according to the advice of 
Nicholas, with the 2,000 marks for the costs incuired for horses, cloth- 
ing, bows and arrows. By K. 

To William Fraunk and Reginald d© Donyngton, mandate in pur- 
suance. By K. 

Aug. 16. To the sheiiflf of Essex. Order to pay to Humphrey de Bohun, earl 
Westminster, of Hereford and Essex, son of Humjjhrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford 
and Essex and brother and heir of John de Bohun, earl of Hereford and 
Essex, 40?. 10s. 10c?. yearly, according to the grant of the late king to 
Humphrey the elder, and Elizabeth his wife, the late king's sister, and 
the heirs of Humphrey's body, of 40/. 10s. \0d. by the hands of the 
sheriff for the third penny of the county. 

The like to the sheriff of Hereford to pay 20/. to the earl in the name 
of earl. 

Aug. 18. To John de Cherleton, justiciary of L-eland, or to him who supplies his 
Westminster, place there. Order to cause proclamation to be made in that land that 
whoever shall take Richard de iMaundevill and Egidia his wife, accused 
of the death of William de Burgh, earl of Ulster, dead or alive, shall 
ha.ve 100 marks of the gift of Matilda, countess of Ulster, late the earl's 
wnfe, and the justiciaay shall receive Richard and Egidia and keep them 
safely until further orders. By K. 

Aug. 7. To Dinus Forcetti, Petea- Bini and John Fraunceys and their fellows, 
The Tower, merchants of the society of the Bardi, or to their attoi-ney in the port 
of Southampton. Order to deliver to William de la Pole and Reginald 
de Conductu, merchants, or to their attorney, a part of the seal called 
' coket,' in their custody in that port, without delay, because the king 
has ordained with the advice of the council, that a part of that seal, in 



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1337. Membrane 33 — cont. 

the merchants' custody, shall be delivered to WiUiam and Reginald. 

By K. and C. 

Tlie like to the same merchants or their attorney in the port of the 
city of London. By K. and C. 

July 30. To Henry de Ingelby, the king's clerk. Order toi restore to the prior 
Westminster, of Lynton and Yselham, his priory, possessions and goods without delay, 
as the king caused the possessions of men of the lordship of the king of 
France, except the duchy of Britanny, in the realm, to be seized into his 
hands, and the prior has besought) him to order his possessions to be 
restored to him, as he is a native of the duchy of Britanny and is subject 
to the abbot and house of St. Jacut therei, and to no other, and those 
possessions were taken by Henry, who was appointed for this in co. 
Cambridge. By K. and C. 

Like order to the sheriif of Cambridge and Huntingdon if the priory 
and possessions were delivered toi him by Henry. 

The like to James de Kyngeston and Robert de Sprotle, appointed in 
CO. Lincoln, for the prior of Longbenyngton, which is a cell of the 
abbey of Saveigne, in the said duchy. 

The like to Ralph de Welyngham, appointed in co. Norfolk, for the 
prior of Dallyng, which is also ai cell of the abbey of Saveigne. 

Aug. 27. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
Westminster, meddle further with 30 acres of land in, Edenham, of Walter d© Scotel- 
thorp, as the escheator returned that he had taken, it intoi the king's 
hands because he had found bv inquisition of office that Gilbert de 
Gaunt, who held it in chief as parcel of the manor of Edenham, 
alienated it to William Lucas, and after his decease, Thomas Lucas, 
William's brother and heir, enfeoffed Walter thereof, without obtaining 
the king's licence ; and afterwards the king learned from Walter that 
the land is not held of him but of Henry de Bello Monte, by the service 
of Id. yearly, and ordered the escheator to take an inquisition upon the 
matter, by which it is found that the land is not held of the king but 
of Henry as aforesaid, and is worth 15s. yearly. 

Aug. 26. To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to deliver tO' John de Sauney, pre- 
Westminster. bendary of Glaseneye, in tlie church of Peniyn in that county, or his 
attorney, his prebend, lands, possessions, goods and chattels without 
delay, which were taken into the king's hands by William de Hardeshull, 
the king's clerk, appointed so to take the possessions of certain aliens in 
that county, as John is not of the power of thei king of France, as the 
king has learned from trustworthy testimony. By K. and C. 

Membbane 32. 

Aug. 25. To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to restore without delay, the 
Westminster, goods and chattels of John de Hothum, late bishop of Ely, to the exe- 
cutors of his will, and to go to the prior of St. Etheldreda's, Ely, and 
exact 100/., owed by those executors, from him, to be taken with speed 
to London and delivered to Master William Lii Zousch, dean of St. Peter's, 
York, the treasurer, or to John Chamels, supplying his place, and if 
the prior refuse to pay it, to levy it of his lands' and chattels in that 
bailiwick, without delay, so that the sheriff shall have it at London on 
the octaves of the Nativity of the Virgin next, to be delivtrod to the 
treasurer or John, as the king ordered the sheriff to go to the executors 



17^ CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



x667. Memhrane 32 — cant. 

and receive that money from, them amd deliver it toi the prior, who should 
answer therefore [as at page 98 above], and the sheriff returned that 
he had gone to the executors, to wit, to Simon de Drayton, knight, and 
Nicholas de Stokton, clerk, and had exacted thait 100/. of them, and they 
refused to pay it, and he took the goods and chattels of the bishop, 
which were in their custody, into the king's hands, to the value of 29/., 
and found no buyers, and Simon and Nicholas asserted before the coun- 
cil that the bishop had died on 15 January last, and although they 
had nothing of the issues of the bishopric, except the winter sowing 
of the year in which the tenth was levied, wliich was granted by the 
clergy, and the prior and convent had received the Lent sowing of that 
place and all the profits of the temporalities of the bishopric until the 
tune when the temporalities were restored to the present bishop, by 
reason of the king's grant of the temporalities to the prior and convent 
during voidances, yet the executors paid 100/. for the moiety of the 
tenth touching that bishopric for the term of the Purification last, to 
wit, for the first term of payment, and that they ought not to be charged 
with the other moiety for Midsummer term, wherefore they have be- 
sought the king to provide a remedy, and the matter being discussed 
before the king and his council and consideration being had of the 
premises, it was determined that the prior and convent should pay the 
remaining 100^. By K. and C. 

Sept. \. To J. bishop of Exeter. Order to deliver 500Z. of the issues of the 
Westminster, tenth gi'anted to the king by the clergy of the province of Canterbury, 
which the king ordered the bishop toi collect, to Anthony Bache, mer- 
chant, for the king's secret affairs in parts beyond the seas, with which 
he is charged. By K. 

Aug. 20. To the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. Order to dehver to William de 
Westminster. Goseford, a ship called ' la Cogg,' of Flanders, which he took, and on 
which the bishop of Glasgow and other of the king's Scottish enemies 
were, certain of them being killed, and which is in that port, together 
with its tackle and gear, as the king has given William that ship, per- 
taining to him by reason of the forfeiture of the said enemies. By K. 

Aug. 25. To the electors and array ers of men for the custody of the sea ports 
Westminsttr and maritime land, or to those who supply their places or their deputies, 
in CO. Berks. Order not to compel the prior of Okebum to find any men 
at arms or others for the said custody for the king's service, by reason 
of the lauds of the priory in the king's hands and in his custody by the 
king's commission, so long as he shall have that custody, and shall 
answer tO' the king for the feirm of those lands, because the king 
caused all the lands, goods and cliattels of that priory to be taken into 
his hands and committed the custody thereof to the prior for rendering 
a certain ferm yearly, during pleasure. By Kl. 

The like to the same for the prior of Styveton. 

Sept. 1. To the prior of Durham, collector of the tenth granted by the clergy 
Westminster, of the province of York, in the bishopric of Durham. Order to deliver 
100/. of that tenth to Robert de Tong, keeper of the king's victuals at 
Berwick-upon-Tweed, for his expenses in purs'eying divers victuals. 

By K. 

Sept. 1. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas at the suit 
Westminster, of Hugh Tyrel, the king's yeoman, showing the king that he had com- 
mitted to him the custody of the castles of Bulkendinas and Blenkleveny 



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1337. Membrane 32 — cont. 

a.nd of the lands, forests and chaces there, to hold during pleasure, 
rendering yearly at the exchequer as much as others haive rendered for 
the same, and receiving the accustomed waiges amd fees, and the king 
had ordered the treasurer and barons to inspect their rolls and 
memoranda, and if they found that some did not have that custody before 
the said grant, who answered to the king for anything, then to charge 
Hugh with the extent of the castles, etc. by account to be made with 
him, alloAving him sO' much as had been allowed to other keepers for 
wao-es and fees, and although they afterwards caused the castles, etc. 
to be extended and charged Hugh with that extent, yet they have de- 
layed to make allowance to him for his wages and fees, because they 
have not found that any have had that custody before who' answered 
to the king for anything, and that wag^es or fees were allowed to any, 
and Hugh beseeching the king to provide a remedy, the king ordered 
Gilbert Talebot, justice of South Wales, or him who supplies his place, 
to take an inquisition on the premises, by which it is found that the 
steward of Blainleveny is wont to^ receive lO/". yearly and a robe, hay and 
forage as often as hei comes, the constable of Bulkendinas ^\d. daily 
and a robe yearly, the constable of Blainleveny 4VZ. daily and a robe 
yearly, the gatekeeper of Blainleveny 2d. daily and a robe yearly, the 
e^atekeeper of Bulkendinas 2d. daily and a robe yearly, twO' foresters 
\\d. daily each, and the ha,yward of Blainleveny and of Llyn Safaddi 
(mara) 2d. daily, the bedel of a knight 6s. 8d. yearly, and 2d. at each 
court, the Welsh reeve, 2d. at each court, the Welsh bedel 2d. at each 
court, and the chief 'forester 2d. at. each court and four Serjeants Id. 
daily each at each court : the king therefore orders the treasurer and 
barons to allow to Hugh for himself and his ministers retained for the 
said custody, such sums for the time when he had the said custody by 
the king's' commission, in his account at^ the exchequer. By p.s. 

Sept. 3. To the shei-iff of Southampton. Order to cause a coroner for that 
Westminster, county to be elected in place of Andrew de Canterton, who' is in- 
sufficiently qualified. 

Membrane 31. 

Aug. 24. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the 
Westminster, po^ of London. Order to pay Henry de Lancaistr[ia], whom the king 
created earl of Derby, in the last parliament at Westminsiter, or his 
attorney, 200 marks for Easter term la^st of those 400 marks which the 
king granted to him, as the king granted to him 1,000 marks yearly 
to maintain the said dignity, to be received from the issues of the 
customs, to wit, 400 marks in the port of London, 300 marks in the 
port of Boston, and 300 marks in the port of Kyngeston-upon-Hull, to 
be received by the hands of the collectors of the same for his life or until 
the king should provide him with 1,000 marksf of land or rent yearly 
for life. 

Vacated because it was. surrendered. 

The like to the collectors in the following ports : — 

The collectors in the port of Kyngoston-upon-Hiill to pay 150 marks 
for Easter term last. 

The collectors in the port of Boston to pay 150 marks for the same 
term. 

Vacated because therj wer& surrendered. 



174 Ci¥LENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1337. 



Memhrave 31 — -cont. 



Aug. 30. To the taxers and collectors in co. Cornwall of the tenth and fifteenth 

Westminster, granted in the great council at Notingham. Order to pay to William 

de Northwell, clerk of the gi'eat wardrobe, 200/. of that money, upon 

the expenses of his office, notwithstanding any assignment made upon 

that money. 

The like to the taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in co. 
Somerset, to pay 300/. to WilHam. 

Aug. 2. To Alan de Boys, the king's clerk. Order to restore to Reymund de 
Clarendon. Faxpis, dean of St. Mary's, Salisbury, and prebendary of Sunnyng, in 
the same, and rector of GodaJmyng church, the said prebend and church 
and his goods and chattels there and elsewhere in co. Surrey, which 
Alan had taken into the king's hands by virtue of a commission so to 
take the lands of certain aliens in that county, as Reymund is a native 
of the duchy [of Aquitaine] and not of the power of the king of France. 

The like to the following clerks in favour of the following : — 

Thomas de Klnaresburgh in co. Wilts, for the said Reymund. 

Thomas de Evesham in co. Leicester, for the same Reymund, arch- 
deacon of Leicester. 

The treasurer and barons of the exchequer for the same Reymund, 
rector of the churches of Leek and Homese, diocese of York. 

The same for John de Pinybus, prebendary of Suthmuskham, in the 
church of St. Maiy, Suthwell, who is a native of the said duchy. 

Thomas de Knaresburgh for the same John, prebendary of HuUe- 
deverel, in the church of Heghtredebury, co. Wilts. 

Henry de Stretford in co. Gloucester, for Vitalis de Testa, prebendary 
of Torleton, in the church of St. Maiy, Salisbury, who is a native of 
the said duchy. 

Hemy de Ingelby in co. Cambridge, for the same Vitalis, prebendary 
of ai portionary prebend in the church of Wyngham. 

John de Percebrig in co. Kent, for the same Vitalis, rector of Shorhaan 
church, and the chapel of Otteford. 

Robert de Hemyngburgh, in cos. Oxford and Berks, for the same 
Vitalis, parson of Henneye church. 

James de Kyngeston and Robert de Sprotle in cos. Lincoln and 
Rutland for Peter de Campo, prebendary of Suthscarle, in the church of 
St. Mary, Lincoln, who is a native of the said duchy. 

Henry Haydok in co. Dorset, for Bernard de Cutinaco, prebendary 
of Stratton, in the church of St. Mary, Salisbury, who is a native of the 
said duchy. 

The treasurer and barons of the exchequer for the same. 

Sept. 4. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
Westminster, meddle further with a third part of the town of Michham, restoring the 
issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Lucy Bluet held no lands in chief at her death, but that 
she held the said third part jointly ^vith Peter Bluet, her husband, for 
hfe, of Peter's inheritance, of John de Mo1}tis by the service of 6s. Id, 
yearly. 

Sept. 1. To the taxers and collectors in co. Suffolk of the tenth and fifteenth 
Westminster, granted by the community of the realm in the great council at Noting- 
ham. Order tO' pay to John Haward 153/. 75. 6c?. of that money, 
without delay, as the king is bound to him in that siim for his wages 
and those of the men at arms, archers and others in the king's service, 
while John was admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames 



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Westminster. 



^o67. Membrane 31 — roiiL 

towards the North, as appears by a certificate of the treasurer and balrons 
of the exchequer sent before the king in chancery. By K. 

To William de Dunstaple, the king's clerk. Order tO' have all the 
victuals which the king ordered him to buy and purve^s^, with all 
possible speed at Sandwich, where the king has determined his passage 
to parts beyond the seas. By K. 

^Aug. 20. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to^ cause the 
priory of Goldeclyve to be extended by the oath of lawful meni of that 
bailiwick, and all the lands belonging thereto, with the names of those 
who hold the lands, as the prior of Goldeclive hals besought the king to 
show favour to him, as at the time when the possessions of those of the 
power of the king of France were taken into the late king's hands, the 
custody of the priory and of the manors of Coudray, in the march of 
Wales, Membury, coi. Devon, and Preston and Selvre, co. Somerset, 
pertaining to that priory, wais committed by the late king to the then 
prior for rendering 100 marks yearly, at which the priory and manors 
were extended, and William Martel, who made himself prior by false 
and forged bills, after the prior and manors hald been taken into' the 
late king's hands, granted the manors of Membury, Preston and Selvre, 
extended at 50?. yearly, to John Inge, to' hold for life, and the manors 
of Goldeclive and Coudray alone remain to the priory, which do not 
exceed an extent of 201. at most-, wherefore the present prior cannot 
answer for 100 marks for the custody of the priory, and the king wishes 
to be informed concerning the truei value of the priory and the manors 
and lands pertaining thereto. The king has ordered Ralph do Middeln- 
eye, escheator in cos. Somerset and Devon, to extend the manors of 
Membray, Preston and Selvre, and other lands of the priory in tliat 
bailiwick. By K. and C. 

Mandate in pursixance to Ralph de Middelneye. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to' deliver to the prior, in the 
meantime, his priory and the lands, goods and chattels pertaining thereto, 
having taken security from him to answer to the king for the extent 
of the priory and lands when it shall be returned before him. 

Membbane 30. 

Aug. 28. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order, upon sight of these presents, 
vVfBtminster. jq, g^ ^^ ^j^g, priors of Hailyng, Shirboum, Hamele and Andewell, and order 
them to pay the money which they owe to the king, to Master William 
la Zouchi, dean of St. Peter's, York, the treasurer, or to John Chamels, 
supplying his place, without delay, and if they refuse tO' do so, to- cause 
that money to be levied of their goods and chattels, and to have the said 
priors and Peter Malet, parson of Spettebury church, and Robert 
Whithors, mainpernors of the prior of Hailyng ; Thomas le Wodeward 
and William le Dyere, mainpernors of the prior of Shirbourn, William 
de Norton and John Scryveyn, mainpernors of the prior of Hamele, and 
Thomas le Wodeward and William le Dygheire, mainpernors of the prior 
of Andewell, at London on Wednesday after St. Matthew next, toi answer 
to the king for their contempt in not paying that money at the feast 
of St. Laurence, and to do and receive what sliall be ordained by the 
king and his council, and to deliver the said money to the treasurer or 
John, under pain of the loss of his office and imprisonment, as the king 
ordered the prior of Hailyng to have 70?., the prior of Shirbourn 45/., the 
prior of Hamele A.I., and the prior of Andewell 40.?., which they ought 



176 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

l*^*''- Meynhrone 30 — cont. 

tn have paid at St. Laurence last, foi- the custody of their priories and 
the lands pertaining thereto, which the king had caused to be taken into 
his hands, at London on the said feast, to be delivered tO' the treasurer 
or John, and the said priors, who had granted to pay the sums as afore- 
said on admission to their custodies, which they had besought from the 
king, have not hitherto paid them or shown any reason why they have 
not done so, and the king will not suffer such contempt. 

The like to the following sheriffs for the following sums, and to halve 
the offenders and their mainpernors at London as aforesaid: — 

The sheriff of Devon to the prior of Cowyk for 36 marks ; his main- 
pernors are Alexander Waleys and Nicholas de Insjmgton. 

The sheriff of Warwick to the prior of Wolfricheston, for 18/. 6s. Sd.y 
the prior of Hynkelc for 21/.,. and the prior of Wotton for 26/. 13s. A.d. 
Mainpernors : William son of Simon de Franketon, and John Donheved, 
of the prior of Wolfricheston ; Richard de Kyrkeby and Thomas de 
Sheldon of the prior of Hynkele ; and John Daumartyn and John de 
Hulbai-owe, of the prior of Wotton. 

The sheriff of Kent to the prior of Folkcston for 20/., the prior of 
Grenewych and Leucsham for 5 mai-ks. Mainpernors : Nicholas Archer 
and Simon Barker of the former, and John de Croydon and John Baret 
of Londoui, of the latter. 

The sheriff of Stafford to the prior of Tuttebury for 57 marks, 6s.. 8c?. 
Mainpernors : Richard de Saxton and William de Curzon. 

The sheriff of Essex to the pr'or of Tackeley for 69/. IS-^'. \d., and the 
prior of Panfcld and Welles for 44/. Zs. Ad. Mainpernors: William 
Broun, vicar of Twykench church, and Gregoiy de Wyke of the former, 
and Richard de Giymston and Andrew de Branketr[e] of the latter. 

The sheriff of Oxford to the prior of Cogges for lOO.s. Mainpernors: 
John de Elkeston and Thomas Bytheheye. 

Tlie sheriff of Derby to tlie prior of Derby for 50s. No mainpernors. 

The sheriff of Sussex to the prior of Boxgrave for 30/., and to John 
Ic Paumcr, proctor of the abbot of Fecamp, for 290 marks. Main- 
pemoi-s : INIaster Richard de Ei-nele of the former, and John de Elkeston 
and William de Lychepol of the latter. 

The sheriff of Dorset to the prior of Warham for 10s., and the prior 
of Holme for 40s. Mainpernor: William Wayn for both. 

The sheriff of Lincoln to the prior of Wjmghale for 50s., the prior of 
Wyleford for 27/. 10.s\, the prior of Caneryngham for 35 marks, Henry 
Mailard, pi-octor of the abbot of Aunay for 28/., and John Savage, pareon 
of St. Maa-y's church, Suthkelleseye, for 5 marks. Mainpernors : John 
parson of St. Mary's church, Suthkelleseye, of the prior of Wynghale, 
Master Nicholas de Oxon[ia], parson of Brompton church, and William 
de Okebourn of the prior of Wyleford, Roger ,de Stowe and William 
Go'sch of the prior of Caneiyngham, Simon Bon and Bartholomew Old- 
coni of the said proctor, and William de Kelleseye, pai-son of Navenby 
church of Jolui Savage. 

The sheriff of York to the prior of Holy Trinity, York, for 65 marks, 
and the prior of Pontcfract for 30 marks. Mainpernors : William de 
Tykford and Tliomas de Ipre of the foi'mer, and Roger de Stowe and 
Jolm Pursere of York, of the latter. 

The sheriff of Rutland to the prior of Weston for 20/. Mainpernors : 
John de Feriby and Master Peter de Avebuiy. 

The sheriff of Somerset to the piw of Clatford Lavyngton for 24/. 10s. 
Mainpernors : William de Perseay and John Canoun. 



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1337. Membrane 30^ — cant. 

The sheriff of Buckingham to the prior of Tykford for 21/. 13s. 4(f., 
to brother Gilbert Seles, proctor in England of St. Nicholas, Angers, 
for 35Z. Mainpernors : Robea't Blak and William de Tyckeford of the 
former, and Richard de Kyrkeby and Thomas de Sheldon of the latter. 

The sheriff of Nottingham to the prior of Blyth for 15 marks. Main- 
pernors : John Galopyn and William de Legh. 

Membrane 29. 

Aug. 28. To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay to 
Westminster. William, de Bohun, whom the king appointed eari of Northampton, 
751. for Michaelmas term next of those 150/., which the king granted 
to him to maintain that honour, to be received yearly by the hands of 
the collectors in that port until certain lands, which others hold for life, 
the reversion whereof the king granted to him, shall come into his 
hands. By K. and the whole coimcil in parliament. 

The like to the following, to pay the following sums to the earl : — 

The collectors of customs in the port of London, 200/. for Michaelmas 
term. 

The collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston-upon-Hull for 75/., 
for the same term. 

The sheriffs of Londoni for 100/. of their ferm, for the same term. 

The sheriff of Essex for 50/. of his ferm, or the issues of that county. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Like order to pay 10/. to the earl 
for Michaelmas term next. 

By K. and the whole council in parliament. 

Sept. 2. To the bailiffs of Norwich. Order to pay to Stephen de Drayton, of 

Wefitminster. Great Yarmouth, 10/. for Michaelmas term next, in accordance with the 

king's grant to him for his good service. By bill of the treasurer. 

Sept. 1. To William de la Pole, Henry de Belton, Henry Goldebeter, Thomas 
WestminBter. de Holme, Thomas de Rys and William Bargayn of Tykhill, the king's 
merchants. Order to permit Dinus Forsetti, Peter Bini and their 
fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi, to do their will with their 
own wool, notwithstanding the king's commission to William and the 
others, and not to take any of that wool, but so that they shall not pasa 
off the wool of others as their own, although the king appointed Williaim 
and the others to take and buy 6,000 sacks of wool for his use in co. 
York, except in Craven, for a certain price, and to cause it to be taken 
where they wished, as the king wishes to show favour to the said mer- 
chants of the Bairdi for their good service. By K. 

The like to the following appointed in the following counties : — 

Reginald de Conductu, John de Grantham, John de Oxon[ia], and 
Richard de Hakeneye, in the city of London and its suburbs, and in 
COS. Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Middlesex. 

Roger de Wollesthorp, Henry de Tydeswell, Robert de Dalderby, 
Hugh Cokheved, and John de Notingham of Uppyngham, in cos. Lincoln 
and Rutland. 

Geoffrey de Astwyk, Henry atte Grene, Simon de Wauore and John de 
Neweburi, in cos. Oxford and Berks. 

Robert Maidegot, John le) Walsh, Nicholas de Langeneye and John 
Lucas, in co. Gloucester. 

Robert de Shilvyngbon, John, de Frysmareys, Robert de Chastol, 

Robert de Penrith and John do Emeldon, in co®. Cumberland, Northum- 

jberland and Westmorland. 

31, i 



178 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1337. Membrane 29 — cont. 

Sept. 3. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas at the suit 
Westminster ^f Adam de Lymbergh, the late king's constable of Bordeaux, showing 
at his suit both by writs of chancery and of the exchequer, to Master 
John Guytard, then his controller in the duchy [of Aquitaine], deceased, 
and to the executors of his will afterwards, it had been demanded that 
they should cause that control to come to the exchequer, and they had 
never executed that order, and Adam had been so occupied with pacify- 
ing the war of the king of France in that duchy, that he could not fully 
levy the issues of the duchy, and he could not cause Master Gerard de 
Sancto Sereno, then treasurer of Pergork, and Mafeter William Rey- 
mond of Abinion, then treasurer of Agen, and other ministers and re- 
ceivers appointed by him and the late king, to come to account with 
him for the issues of their bailiwicks ; and because they adhered to the 
king of France in taking certain castles, towns and lands occupied by 
him upon the late king, and stayed in his power from that time, and 
have fully answered to the said king for those issues, by compulsion, as 
may fully appear by a certificate of the seneschal of Gascony and con- 
stable of Bordeaux, sent to the exchequer by the king's order, the king 
ordered the treaisurer and barons to audit the account of Adam for the 
issues of the duchy, and to command the seneschal of Gascony, by writ of 
the exchequer, to cause the executors toi come to the exchequer on a 
certain day with the^ control, or to send it there, and to audit the 
account in the meantime, and if the control was sent, then to recite what 
was begun of that account, according to the oath and assertion of Adam, 
charging the ministers and receivers of those parts who have not 
accounted with Adam for the issues of their bailiwicks and could not be 
judged to do so, in Adam's discharge, so> that he should be charged with 
what he received by the hands of the receivers, and after the auditing 
and final rendering of the account, they should command the executors 
to come with that control and rectify the account thereby, and cause 
justice to be done; and now Adam has besought the king to order to 
proceed to the issue of his account, as he fears that it may easily be 
delayed, both because the control cannot be sent to the exchequer on 
account of the war with the king of France in Gascony, as the executors 
have adhered to that king, although it has been demanded of the 
seneschal, and because some of the rolls, tallies, letters and other 
memoranda touching his account have been lost in the transit from the 
duchy and by the carriage from London to York and back again, Adam 
being then in the king's service in Ireland, and the seals of certain of 
the said letters and memoranda are broken ; and the king, considering 
the state which Adam kept for the king and his father in the duchy, 
and for the king in L-eland, and his proved fidehty and untiring labours, 
at great expense, orders the treasurer and barons to audit the account 
according to the tenor of the other order, and rectify it with the control 
if it is sent on the said day, and if not then to proceed to the final dis- 
cussion of the account according to Adam's oath and affirmation, not 
awaiting the control, and notwithstanding the said loss and breakino-. 

By K. and C. 

Membbane 28. 

Aug. 10. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
Westminster, elected in place of Adam do Rerisby, knight, who has no 'ands in 
that county to qualify him. 



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1337. 

Sept. 4. 
Woodstock. 



Sept. 4. 
Woodstock. 



Membrane 28 — cont. 

To Baitholomew de Insuki and his fellows, keepers of the maritime 
land in co. Southampton. Order to cause the common signs by fire upon 
the liills and elsewhere in that county to be made without delay, and dili- 
gently guarded by four, five or six men at arms or aiTned men, so that the 
men of those parts may be warned in time of a hostile attack, and not to 
compel or distrain the men of religion and others of those parts to find 
any men at arms or anned men at Portsmouth, Southampton or els> 
where staying in that county, or to contribute to the expenses of the 
same, beyond what is necessary for the custody of the aforesaid signals ; 
because the king has learned that Bartholomew and his fellows distrain 
men of religion and others for such causes, wherefore this cannot sustain 
such burdens, upon which they have besought the king to provide a 
remedy. The king wishes, however, all men, both servants of men of 
religion and others, men at arms and armed and able-bodied men to be 
compelled to repel enemies if they invade the realm. By C. 

[^Fcedera.^ 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

Hugh de Courteneye, earl of Devon, and his fellows, keepers of the 
maritime land in co. Devon. 

John de Bello Campo of Somerset, and his fellows, keepers of the 
maritime land in cos. Somerset and Dorset. \^Ihid.'\ 

To John de Thorp, the king's clerk, supplying the place of the 
treasurer. Order to pay 1,700/. of the money received by him to 
Anthony Bache, merchant for the king's secret affairs beyond the sea, 
with which he is charged, as the king appointed John to receive from 
the following persons in his name, to wit : from the merchants of the 
society of the Achiols, 1,000 marks; from the merchants of the society 
of the Bonacours, 300 marks; from the merchants of the society of the 
Albertini, 500 marks ; from Bernardinus Damas, 100 marks ; from 
Naddus de Manne, 200 marks ; from Boniface Daquire and his fellow, 
40 marks ; from Ascelin Simonet, 200 marks ; and from Bindus Gyle, 
200 marks ; which they promised to lend the king for his affairs, and 
all the money which the mayor, aldermen, citizens and lawful men of 
London granted to the king for his affairs and the defence of the realm. 

By K. 

Sept. 2. To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Whereas he 
Westminster, certified to the king that a hall, a cellar and a kitchen of a house within 
the castle are anciently assigned in a close near the great gate of the 
castle for the occupation of the four chaplains celebrating divine service 
in the chapel of the castle, and also three small and insufficient chambers 
near the close of the gatekeeper, are assigned to two* clerks there, and 
that a hall, a cellar, a kitchen and four sufficient chambers have been 
newly constructed for the four chaplains, who were lately sent from 
Wyndesore park to the castle for celebrating divine service in the chapel 
there, in a close on the south side of the chapel, by the order of John 
de Insula, late constable there, the king orders Thomas to cause the 
chaplains to be amoved from the houses where they are now staying, and 
to cause the newly constructed houses to be assigned and delivered to 
them. By K. and C. 

Sept. 29. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to 

Westminster, deliver to Nicholas de Verdon, the arrears of 100 marks yearly, to be 

received from the issues of the manor of Newcastle of Lyonns in Ireland 

by the hands of the keeper there, from 26 March last, and to pay that 

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i-o67 , Membrane 28 — cont. 

sum henceforth yearly from the said issues until Nicholas is provided with 
land or rent to that value by the king, and to cause the 100 marks to be 
allowed to the keepers of the manor or the tenants there, by whom the 
payment shall be made, in their ferm, as on 26 March last, the king 
granted that rent to Nicholas for his good service to him and his father 
in Ireland. By K. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to deliver to Richard de 
la Pole, the king's butler, without delay, 1,000/. of the king's gift, which 
the king has granted to him for his good service. By K. 

To John de Wodehous, keeper of the hanaper. Order to deliver to 
William de Whitehirst, John de Wynewyk, William de Estfeld and 
William Devyas, the king's clerks, 60s. ; to wit, 20.?. to William de 
Whitehirst, and 13.?. Ad. to each of the others in subvention of their 
expenses in certain of the king's affairs. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to distrain 
Matilda de Haudlo of Wythefeld for her homage by reason of the lands 
which she holds of Queen Philippa and Robert Kenteys, during the 
queen's life, as the escheator returned that he had not taken into the 
king's hands the view of frankpledge of Matilda, an acre of land, 5s. 
rent and the moiety of a market and fair in Homdon, but that he had 
distrained her by her cattle found in these tenements, becaiise she holds 
them in chief with other lands, by homage, and she did not render it, 
anid afterwards at Matilda's suit showing that the view, land, rent and 
moiety are held of Queen Philippa by knight's service as of the honour 
of Reylegh and not in chief, the king ordered the escheator to take an 
inquisition upon the premises, by which it is found that Matilda holds 
the view, rent and moiety of the queen as of the said honour by the 
service of the 20th part of a knight's fee, and the said land of Robert 
Kenteys by the siervice of 6d. yearly. 

Oct. 6. To Ralph de Myddelneye. Order to take into the king's hands 500Z. 

Westminster. Q,f .j-j^g ^.^^q, yearly tenths granted by the clergy of the province of Canter- 
bury, and deliver it to Anthony Bache, merchant [as. in Calendar of 
Patent Rolls, 11 Edward III, page 537]. By K. 

Vacated because on the Patent Boll of this yeo/r. 



Sept. 28. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 1. 

Westminster. 



Sept. 26. 
Westminster. 



MEMBBANE 27. 

Sept. 14. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
Woodstock. Thomas de Ferariis and Theobald de Mounteny, the king's yeoman, all 
the lands which belonged to John de Moeles, tenant in chief, together 
with the issues thereof, from 1 September last, to be kept by them, as 
Isabella de Moeles, one of John's daughters and heirs, ai minor in the 
king's wardship, married William de Boterels, knight, without the 
king's licence, and the king granted the forfeiture and whatever per- 
tained to him by that marriage to- Thomas and Theobald with the 
custody of all the lands which belonged to John, until the partition 
thereof should be made between the heirs, without rendering 
anything to' the king, saving to Thomas de Courteneye, who married 
Muriel, John's second daughter and heir, the issues of her purparty, 
which the king granted to Thomas by a fine which he made with him 
and ordered the escheator to deliver those lands to Tliomas and Theo>- 
bald ; and the escheator has delayed to do so, as the king has leaned, 



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1337. Membrane 27 — cont. 

because the issues of Muriel's purparty are granted to her and her 
husband, and he has not yet made their purparties, and the king does 
not wish the livery to be further delayed, chiefly because he caused the 
issues touching their purparty to be delivered to Thomas and Muriel 
by the hands of Thomas and Theobald, that partition being made. 

By p.s. 

Sept. 15. To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause Andrew de Sutton to be 
Woodstock, taken from prison and brought to the church of All Hallows, Haywharf, 
London, without delay, to stay there according to the ecclesiastical 
Hberty, as S. bishop of London has shown the king that although 
Andrew had taken sanctuary at that church, and had entered the porch 
and held the ring of the door in his hand, and stayed there for some 
time, yet certain sons of iniquity drew him, who then called himself John 
de Catton, violently from the porch and led him to prison. 

Sept. 14. To Richard de la Pole, the king's butler. Order to deliver 6 tuns 

Woodstock, of the wine in his custody in the port of London without delay, to 

Edward, duke of Cornwall, and earl of Chester or to his butler. By K. 

To Tliomas Crosse, keeper of the great wardrobe. Order to deliver 
500 of wax of the king's stock in his custody to the said duke 
or his attorney in subvention of the expenses of the duke's household. 

By K. 

Sept. 10. To Richard de la Pole, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 
Westminster, place in the port of Sandwich. Order to deliver to John de Cassiet, 
master of the ship called ' Beata Maria,' of Bayonne, 12 tuns of the 
wine in his ship for the freightage, if so much is due to him for this, 
as John has besought the king to order him to be satisfied therefor, as he 
lately freighted that ship with wine in the duchy [of AquitaineJ, and 
brought the wine to the realm and it has been delivered to Richard for 
the king's use by the admiral of the fleet towards the North. 

By K. and C. 

Sept. 10. To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Nicholas de Bermeu, master 
Woodstock, of a ship called ' St. Salvator,' of Spain, and John Lnaignes, master of a 
ship ' St. Maria,' of Getaria^, Spain, have besought the king to order 
their ship and the cable of the ' St. Salvator ' to be do-arrested and 
restored to them, as they touched at that port with their ships, laden 
with salt and wine, and unloaded them of the same, and they purposed 
to return home in their ships to bring other merchandise to the realm, 
and the ships are arrested by the mayor and bailiffs by reason of an 
order of the king to arrest ships in that port ; the king therefore orders 
the mayor and bailiffs to restore the ships and cable to the said masters, 
permitting them to return home, provided that they do not take wool 
and merchandise contrary to the proclamation. By C. 

Sept. 10. To William Fraunk. Order to restore all the wool which he has arrested 
Woodstock, at Boston to Nicholas de Rois, Conrad de Valleskere, of Lombaidy, 
and Segresius Cof, of Maljms, Brabant, merchants, without delay, so 
that their plaint may not be repeated to the king, and to inform the 
king without delay if there is any reason why he should not do this, aa 
the king has learned that William arrested the wool of these merchants 
although he was not appointed to do so. By C, 



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1337. 



Membrane 27 — cont. 



Sept. 1. To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to desist from making distraints 

Westminster, on John de Vasto, general attorney of the prior of Lenton, who is staying 
in parts beyond the seai, to pay debts due to the king, and not to compel 
him to pay those debts, so that he may be able to answer to the king 
for the ferm of the custody of the priory and its possessions, as he is 
bound, as the king committed to John the custody of the priory and its 
possessions, which were taken into his hands because the prior was a 
native of the power of the king of France, to hold under a certain form 
during pleasure, rendering yearly at the exchequer, 40/. ; and now the 
king has learned from John's plaint, that although he ought not to be 
charged with the prior's debts during that custody, yet the sheriff has 
several times distrained him in the said lands to pay such debts, where- 
fore John has besought the king to provide a remedy. By K. and C. 

Sept. 15. The like to the sheriff of Surrey and Sussex, for the prior of Ber- 

Woodstcck. mundeseye, to whom the king committed the custody of that prior}' and 

all its possessions for paying 100/. yearly. By K. and C. 

Sept. 13. To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to^ cause a coroner for that county to 
Woodstock, be elected in place of Ralph Chastelayn, deceased. 



Sept. 18. 
Woodstc-ck. 



Sept. 18. 
Woodstock. 



To William Ti-ussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the lands of Thomas de Lacy in Hoikham, co. 
Norfolk, restoring the issues thereof to Thomas, as the escheator re- 
turned that he had taken those tenements into the king's hands, because 
John Dakeny, who held them in chief, alienated them to Thomas without 
the king's licence, and afterwards at the suit of Thomas, showing that 
the said lands are not held in chief, and that neither John, his ancestors 
nor any other tenants had held them of the king, the King ordered the 
escheator to take an inquisition upon the premises, by which it is found 
that Thomas does not hold any lands in chief in Hoikham, bu€ that he 
holds ai messuage, a wind mill, 2 acres of land and 60s. rent there, and 
the market there every Monday, of the heir of Robert de Tony by the 
service of the 20th part of a knight's fee, and of rendering l^d. thereoi 
yearly to the hundred of Northgreneho by the hands of the bailiff of the 
same for ' warepound,' and that Thomas and his ancestors have held these 
tenements of the heir's ancestors, and of no other, from time out of mind. 

To Roger Normaiund. Request upon sight of these presents, to caiuse 
20 ' milia ' of iron and 100 garbs of laths to be bougnt and purveyed 
by the advice of Master Walter, the king's smith, and to be sent by water 
or land to the Tower of London with all rpeed, to be delivered to the 
constable there by indenture, for certain of the king's works in that 
Tower. By K. 

To John de Denton. Request, upon sight of these presents, to cause 
300 quarters of seai coal and two grindstones to be bought and purveyed 
and brought by water to the Tower of London, to be delivered by in- 
donture to the constable there for certain works in that Tower. By K. 



Membrane 26. 

Sept. 1. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause certain 

Westminster, lands in Stanford Ryvers, co. Essex, together with the issues thereof, 

received by Mabel fitzWaryn, to be delivered to Thomas de Bourn, to 

remain in his custody according to the form of a. mainprise, as on its being 



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1337. Membrane 26 — coni. 

found by inquisition taken by Walter de Hungerford, late escheator in 
COS. Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Middlesex, that Thomas Tracy held no 
lands in chief at his death, the king ordered that escheator not to inter- 
meddle further with the lands which belonged to Thomas, restoring the 
issues thereof, and Thomas de Bourn has besought the king to provide 
him with a remedy, as Paulina de Gras, of whom Thomas Tracy held 
certain lands in Stanford Ryvers, as is found by the aforesaid inquisi- 
tion, had entered these lands immediately after the king's hand was 
amoved therefrom, and had demised the custody thereof to Thomas de 
Bourn, to hold until the heir of Thomas Tracy should come of age ; and 
although Thomas de Bourn is aggrieved and disquieted by certain of the 
king's ministers, pretending that the custody of these lands ought to 
pertain to the king by reason of certain other lands which Thomas 
Tracy held in chief, and has found mainpernors in chancery, to answer 
to the king for the issues of the lands in Stanford Ryvers, if they pertain 
to him, it was agreed by the council in chancery that he should hold 
these lands in peace by the said mainprise, until further orders, by the 
advice of the council, and Thomas is amoved fx'om the custody of these 
lands by pretext of a commission of the king to Mabel of the custody 
thereof; which lands were said to be in the king's hands by reason of 
the minority of the heir of Thomas Tracy, to hold until the heir should 
come of age, and of an order to the escheator to deliver to Matilda those 
lands and the issues received from 21 April, Thomas de Bourn not being 
called ; and the king has consideration of the mainprise which provides 
for his indemnity. By C. 

Sept. 18. To the bailiffs of Sandwich. Order, if Reginald, count of Guelders 
Westminster. {Gerl), who is speedily about to como lo the king in England, shall touch 
at that port, to receive him as honourably as possible, and to cause 
necessaries to be ministered to him and his whilst he is staying there, 
informing the king with all speed of his arrival, by an envoy in whom 
they have confidence. By K. 

[t'oedera.^ 

The like to the following: — 

The mayor and bailiffs of Dover. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Lynne. 
The bailiffs of Yarmouth. 
The bailiffs of Ortaston. [Ihid.] 

Sept. 20. To John do Ifeld and Master William de Fisshebuni, late guardians of 
The Tower, the bishopric of Chichester, void and in the king's hands. Order to 
deliver to Master Robert de Stretford, bishop elect of Chichester, all 
the issues and profits of the temporalities of the bishopric from the 
time of the death of John, the last bishop, until 21 September last, 
on which day the king received Robert's fealty, and restored the 
temporalities to him, as the king has granted him all the said issues and 
profits. By p.s. [10283.] 

Sept. 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
Woodstock, demand which they made on Joan, late the wife of Roger de Mortuo 
Man for 200/. and the arrears thereof for two parts of the lands which 
belonged to Ed[mundJ dc Mortuo Mari, tenant in chief, and which were 
in the king's hand by reason of the minority of Edmund's heir, which 
were in Joan's custody by the king's commission, and were afterwards 
delivered to Henry, bishop of Lincoln, to be superseded, provided that 
the bishop answer to the king for the fenn which he is bound to render 



184 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1667, Membrane 26 — cont. 

to the king therefor, and the anest thereof; as the king ordered Roger 
Cliaundos, sometime escheator in cos. Hereford, Gloucester, Worcester, 
Salop, Stafford and the march of Wales adjoining, to take the castle 
and manor of Wygemore, the manor of Clebury and the chace of Were 
into his hands, which were in Joan's custody by the said commission, 
and deliver them to the said bishop. 

Sept. 24. To Reginald de Conductu, John de Grantham, John de Oxon[ia] and 
The Tower. Richard de Hakeneye. Order to take for the king's use a quantity of wool 
{quamplures lane) in thei hostel of Thomas, bishop of Hereford, at London, 
for a certain price agreed upon by the king and his council, and to ca.use 
letters of obligation to be made for William Esgar, merchant, and Walter 
Drake, of Bisshopescastel, co. Hereford, according to the form of the 
king's commission, as the king lately appointed Reginald and the others 
to take and buy for his use a certain number of sacks of wool in the 
city of London, the suburbs and other places, and afterwards learning 
that the said wool, which did not belong to the bishop but to divers 
merchants, who asserted falsely that it belonged to the bishop, is not 
taken for the king's use by reason of a certam commission of the king 
to the bishop, the king appointed Reginald and the others to take 
an inquisition on the matter, by which it is found that 29 sarplars of 
that wool belong to Walter, and were bought with his money, and that 
38 sarplars of that wool, also in that hostel belong to WilUam, and were 
bo'Ught with his money, and that the bishop has no ownership or part 
therein, and the wool is under the seals of Walter and WilUam. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 6^, 20c?. 
to be allowed to William de Langeford in his ferm for the New Temple, 
London, which is in his custody by the king's commission, as on 8 
August last, the king ordered him to pay to the groom keeping the gates 
of that Temple the arrears of his wages of 2d. daily, and to pay such 
wages henceforth, and WilUam has paid 6Z. 2Qd. by virtue of this order, 
as he says. 

Sept. 22. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to pay by indenture to Richard, 

The Tower, earl of Arundel, constable of Porchester castle, Sd. daily from 6 February, 

in the 9th year of the king's reign, until St. John the Baptist last, and 

from that feast during the war between the king and the king of France, 

12c?. daily for the time that the earl is constaible. By p.s. 

Sept. 23. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause William le Lount, of Holder- 
The Tower, nesse, to be released from prison without delay, so that he may do the 
things enjoined upon him by the king, as he has besought the king to 
provide a remedy, as ho is charged by Thomas, earl of Warwick, 
captain of the king's army in Scotland, to choose a certain number of 
hobelers and archers in Holdemesse, and he cannot execute this 
by reason of a commission made afterwards to take into the king's hands 
the possessions of certain aUens in those parts, and he is taken, and im- 
prisoned at York castle as disobedient and a rebel to the earl. 

Sept. 28. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
Westminster, to be elected in place of John de Morle, deceased. 

Oct. 2. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to restore to Robert, son of Peter 

Westminster, de Schadworth, clerk of Lincoln diocese, accused of the rape of Joan, wife 

of William son of Richard de Somercotes, and of carrying away his 

goods, before the justices of gaol delivery at Lincoln, as he has purged 



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185 



1337. Membrane 26 — cont. 

his innocence before Simon de Islep, canon of Lincoln, vicar general of H. 
bishop of Lincoln, tO' whom he was delivered by the justices in accord- 
ance with the privilege of the clergy. 



Oct. 1. To the sheriff of Huntingdon. Order to cause verderers for the 
Westminster, forest of Wanbsrge, to be elected in place of Robert Russel, of Folkes 
worthe, and Regmald de Leghton, deceased. 



Membbane 25. 

Sept. 25. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause the prior of St. Mary 
Tlie Tower. Magdalene, Tonebregg, the earl of Gloucester, and Margaret his wife, 
and the vicar of the church of SS. Peter and Paul, Eldyng, to have seisin 
of the tenements which ThomaiS de Blakebrok, who was outlawed for 
felony, held of them, notwithstanding the demise of the same, as the king 
ordered the sheriff to deliver the said tenements to the prior, earl, Mar- 
garet a.nd vicar [as at ixuje 89 above\, or tO' show cause why he shoiild 
not do so, aind the sheriff returned that he could not deliver those tene- 
ments because they are dem.ised at ferm by William Trussel, escheator 
this side Trent, who charges himself with the issues thereof in his 
account, which return the kmg deems inadequate. 



Sept. 27. 
Westminster. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
demand made upon Thomas de Lucy, to whom the king committed the 
custody of all the lands in Coupeland and in co. Cumberland, which 
belonged to John de Multon of Egremount, tenant in chief for rendering 
a certain ferm yearly, for that ferm from 24 March last, to be superseded, 
provided that he answer for the ferm up to that day, as on 24 March 
last, at the suit of Joan, late the wife of Robert son of Walter, Elizar 
beth late the wife of Robert de Haveryngton, and Thomas de Lucy and 
Margaret his wife, asserting that Joan, Elizabeth, and Margaret are the 
daughters and heirs of John, and that from the time of his death on 23 
November, in the 8th year of the reign, they have prosecuted for the 
lands which belonged to him to be delivered to them, and beseeching the 
king to cause this to be done, the king ordered John Moryn, escheator 
beyond Trent, and William Trussel, escheator this side Trent, to 
deliver to Joan, Elizabeth, Thomas and Margaret all the lands, fees, and 
advowsons which belonged to John, except the lands, etc. which Alice, 
late Jolm's wife, holds in dower, to be held in tenure until it should 
appear whether there would be any heir of John's body. 

Sept. 26. To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to restore to the prior of 
Westminster. Langebenyngton his priory and its possessions, lands and chattels, with- 
out delay, together with the issues, as the king lately caused the posses- 
sions of certain aliens in the reahn to be seized into his hands, and the 
prior has besought him to order restitution to be made to him, as he is 
of the duchy of Britannyj and is subject to the abbot and house of 
Saveigne there and to no other. 

Oct. 4. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause all the 

Westminster, money of the debts owed to Adam de Wylughby, sometime guardi am of 
the bishopric of Worcester, void and in tlae king's hands, and escheator 
in cos. Hereford, Gloucester, Worcester, Salop, Stafford and the march 
of Wales adjoining, levied by them, to be delivered to Master John de 
Hildesle, the king's clerk, who has found security in chancery, to render 



186 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1.661 . Mernbrane 25 — cont. 

Adam's accounts, and to satisfy the king for what is found to be due to 
him thereiby, and to deliver the residue, if any, to the executors of Adam's 
will, so tliait John may be able to answer to the king and the executors 
according to the aforesaid security, as because Adaan did not render his 
accounts for the time when he was keeper and escheator, the king appointed 
John to take into his hands all the goods and chattels which belonged to 
Adam at his death, and to keep them safely until the accounts were 
rendered and the debts due to the king thereby paid, and the king 
understanding afterwards that divers debts were owed to Adam, for 
which satisfaction is not yet given, ordered the treasurer a.nd barons to 
call before them those who owed debts to Adam, and others according 
to John's information, and tO' cause these debts to be levied for the king's 
use. 

Oct. 2. To the same. Order to cause the said debts to be levied for the 

Westminster, king's use. By C. 

Oct. 3. To the sheriffs (s/c) of Nottingham and Derby. Order {tibi pre- 
tVest minster, cipimus) to pay to Nicholas de la Despense, the king's yeoman, 10/. for 
Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 
20/. yearly. 

Oct. 4. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to assign dower 

Westminster, to Agnes, late the wife of Roger de Wihnynton, who held oi the heir 
of Herbert son of Reginald, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's ward- 
ship, of the lands which belonged to her husbaind, which he held of 
that heir. 

Oct. 4. To brother Philip de Thame, prior of the hospital of St. John of 

Westminster. Jerusalem in England. Order to pay to John Baronshel and John 
Junctyn, and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Pervizzi, with- 
out delay, all the money in which he is bound to them, and of which the 
terms of payment are past, because they have promised, at the king's 
request, to pay a great sum of money in aid of his expenses. By K. 

Oct. 3. To Thomas de Longevillers, Hugh de Hercy, and John de Mounteny. 
Westminster. Order to supersede the assessing, levying and collecting of 600/., which 
the community of co. Nottingham granted to the king for his affairs, to 
be assessed upon all the laymen of that county, provided that if any 
individual of that county have granted any money for such subsidy, it 
shall be levied for the king's use, as although the king appointed Thomas, 
Hugh and John to levy those 600/., he does not wish the men of the 
county to be charged therewith, as the community of the reahn, in the 
present council at Westminster, has granted him a tenth and fifteenth for 
three years. By K. and C. 

Oct. 3. To John Darcy and Richard de Wylughby. Like order to supersede 

Westminster, the levying and collecting of 100/. from Nottingham, Newerk, Blyth 
and Retteford, to wit, 60/. from the borough of Nottingham, 20/. from 
Newerk, and 10/. each from Blyth and Retteford, as the king appointed 
John and Richard to do certain things which were treated of in the 
council ,at Westminster, touching the defence of the reahn, and to show 
to the men of co. Nottingham the king's intention upon a certain subsidy, 
which it was necessary to make to him for the defence of the realm, and 
they induced, the said towns iz grant the said sums, exceeding the limits 
of their commission, wherefore the king has been besought in the present 
council at Westminster to provide a remedy. By K. and C. 



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1337. Membrane 25 — cont. 

Oct. 3. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
Westminster, meddle further with the lands which belonged to Edmund Gacelyn, 
restoring the issues thereof to Eleanor his wife, because the king has 
learaed by inquisition taken by the escheator that Edmund and Eleanor 
held jointly at his death the manor of Catmere, co. Berks, 3 messuages, 
5 carucates of land, 30 acres of meadow, 40 acres of pasture and 30 
marks rent in Great Cheverel, Lolledon, Badesdone, Clepham and 
Shuldon, CO. Wilts, by divers fines levied in the king's court, and that 
tliese tenements are held of others than the king by divers services. 

Membbane 24. 

Oct. 2. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
Westminster, demand made upon John, cardinal bishop of Aibano, parson of 
Pagheham church, diocese of Chichester, Hanibaldus, cardinal bishop 
of Tusculum, parson of Grenstede church, in the said diocese and pre- 
belndary of Eitelworth, in thjO cathedral church of Chichester, and 
Galardus de Mota,, cardinal deacon of St. Lucy's in Sihce, precentor of 
Chichester church, in their said benefices, for the two-yearly tenth 
granted to the king by the clergy, and to cause them and the abbot of 
Battle, collector of that tenth in the diocese of Chichester, to be dis- 
charged of the portions of that tenth touching them by reason of their 
benefices, because the king has gi-anted, for the good services of the 
cardinals to liim on several occasions m the Roman court, that they shall 
hold their benefices quit of all tenths and aids imposed on tlie clergy of 
the realm, by the pope or by the prelates and clergy of the realm. By K. 

Sept. 1. To the taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenth iu co. Kent. 

Westminster. Order to pay 100/. of that money to Reginala de Cobeham, which the 

king has granted of his gift in recompence for gi-eat services in his last 

passage beyond the sea. By K. 

Oct. 4. To Richard de la Pole, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 
Westminster, place in the port of Bristol. Order to deliver to Joan de Carrue, 6 tuns 
of wine of the king's right prise in that port, according to the tenor of 
the king's grant to her on 27 June last. 

Oct. 6. To Ralph de Middelneye. Order to take the 500Z. of the two-yearly 

Westminster, tenth granted by the clergy of the province of Canterbury, and deliver 

it to Anthony Bache, merchant [as in Cahndar of Fatent Bolls, 11 

Edward III. p. 537]. By K. 

Vacated because on the Fatent Boll of this yea^r. 

Oct. 8. To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause a coroner for that 

The Tower, county to be elected in place of Richard de Sutton of Walesby, who is 
insufficiently quahfied. 

To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Roger de Godesfeld of Ware, who is so broken 
by age and weak that he cannot travail to fulfil the duties of his office. 

Oct. 8. To the purveyor and takers of wool in co. Lincoln. Order not to 

The Tower, take any of the wool of Nicholas de Regibus and Corandus de Valliscaria 
of Lombardy, or of Henry Scoef and Scgrus Scoef of Brabant, mei'- 
chants, by reason of their commission, provided that the mercliants do 
not take the wool bought by them, out of the realm, as the king wishes 
to show favour to the merchants of Brabant and Lombardy, staying in 
the realm or trading there. By K. and C, 



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1337. Memhrayie 24 — cont. 

Oct. 5. To Heniy Torald, Roger de Bloiton, Robert de Ledesham, and John de 

Westminster. Hawardyn, takers and buyers of wool for the king's use in cos. Chester 

and Flynt. Like order in favour of Naddus Manne, merchant, of 

Florence. By K. 

The like to the takers and buyers of wool in the following counties, 
to wit : 

John Martyn, John Torneye, Walter Prestfader, Walter Prestsone 
and Tliomas Reyner, in co. Leicester. 

Tliomas Averey, Jordan de Shepeye, Robert de Shepeye, Thomas de 
Tolthain, and John le Whytesmyth, in co. Warwick. By K. 

Oct. 10. To John Chameles, the king's clerk. Order to make diligent scrutiny 
The Tower, of all the wool sent to parts beyond the sea, and if he finds any which 
is not the king's to cause it to be taken into the king's hands as forfeit, 
without delay, and exposed for sale, and to cause all the money thereof 
to be kept for the king's use, as the king lately appointed John to super- 
^^se the sale of all wool which the king is a^bout to send to parts beyonrl 
the sea, by certain of his merchants, and now the king has learned that 
certain of the realm endeavour to send a quantity of thedr own wool, 
imder colour of sending the king's wool to the said pa.rts, without paying 
the custom due thereupon, and the subsidy granted to the king for the 
defence of the realm. By K. 

Oct. 10. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause 500^. to be paid 
The Tower, or a competent assignment of that sum to be made to Dinus Forcetti 
and Peter Biny and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi, 
if they haive paid 500.'. tO' Jakeminus de Alemann[iai], by the king's order, 
as Jakeminus paid 500Z. for the king's secret aiffairs in parts beyond the 
sea. By K. 

Oct. 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John 
The Tower, de Meree to be discharged and acquitted of 80Z. yearly of the yearly 
ferm of the castle and manor of Meree, co. Wilts, from 28 SeptembOT 
last, as the king lately created 'his eldest son duke of Cornwall, and 
granted to him, for life, to maintain that dignity the said 80/. yearly, 
which John was bound to pay for life, and the king ordered John to pay 
the ferm to the duke yearly, and to be attendant upon and answerable 
to him therefor. 

Oct. 10. To the same. Order to allow 40Z. to the mayor and bailiffs of New- 
The Tower. castle-upon-Tyne, in their fe^nn, if they shall be found to have spent that 
sum in repairing the Westgate and the drawbridge there by the view 
and testimony of Richard de Acton and Robert de Shilvyngton, in accor- 
dance with the king's order. 

Aug. 5. To Ralph de Bockyng, collector of the tenth and fifteenth in co. 
Westminster. Suffollc. Strict order to pay to William de Northwell, clerk of the great 
wardrobe or his attorney, 200/. of that money without delay, according 
to the tenor of the king's previous order, which he has neglected to obey, 
and to be in chancery on the morrow of All Saints next, to answer for 
his contempt, and to do and receive what the king's court shall determine. 

By C. 

Oct. 19. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 

Westminster, sheriff of York to have allowance for 10/. which were sent to be paid 

for the bailiwick of Yokcrosse, yearly from 13 June last, as long as he 

shall be sheriff, as on 13 June the king granted that bailiwick to Thomas 



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13J>7. Membrane 24 — cont. 

de Rokeby, for his good service in Scotland, to hold during pleasure, so 
that if the bailiwick exceeded the value of lOZ. yearly, he should answer 
to the king for the surplus, and the king ordered the sheriff of York to 
deliver the bailiwick to Thomas, together with the issues from the said 
13th June. 



Membeane 23. 

Aug. 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king 
Westminster, lately appointed Nicholas Pyk and William de Weryngton to arrest all 
ships of 30 tons burden and more in the port of London and elsewhere 
on the coast of the river Thames as far as la Rewe, except the ships 
which were arrested by the king's order and ordained to make a first 
passage, and to cause those ships to be provided with men and mariners, 
sufficiently armed, and to cause the ships and those arrested by others 
in the same places, to be prepared for the shipment of horses, and pro- 
vided with nidders, bridg-es and other necessaries, and to do other 
things contained in the letters patent ; and the king ordered the sheriffs 
of London to cause carpenters, smiths, and other workmen to be elected 
to make rudders, bridges and other necessaries for the shipment of 
horses in these ships, and to be attendant upon this, as Nicholas and 
William should make known to them, and the sheriffs have spent IIZ. 3s. 
by virtue of that order in the wages of the workmen and the carriage 
of the timber there, by the testimony of Nicholas and William, as 
appears by an indenture made with them : the king therefore orders the 
treasurer and barons to view the indenture, and if they find the expenses 
to have been reasonably inciirred, to cause the said HZ. 3s. to be allowed 
to the sheriffs in their ferm. 

Oct. 6. To Wilham Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
Westrainster. j^eddle further with the manors of Estwell and Esthmerysfeld, co. Kent, 
restoring the issues thereof to Eleanor, late the wife of Edmund Gacelyn, 
because the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, 
that Edmund held those manors for Eleanor's life, and the manor of 
Estwell is held in chief by the service of two knights' fees, and the manor 
of Esthmerysfeld of Giles de Badlesmere, by the service of a moiety of 
a knight's fee, and that he held no other lands in his demesne as of fee 
of the king in chief in that county. 

Aug. 10. To Richard de Feryby, keeper of the wardrobe. Order to audit the 
Westminster, account of Thomas de Useflet, receiver of the king's money, in the follow- 
ing matter, and further to do what is customary, as the king appointed 
him to pay wages to Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, chief leader 
of the king's army sent to Scotland, and to other lieges about to set out 
in his company, and to other lieges in garrison in the towns of Berwick 
and Perth, and the castles of Edneburgh, Rokesburgh, and Stryvelyn 
and elsewhere in Scotland, and also to pay wages to the earl and the 
other men by the view and testimony of Thomas de Burgh, chancellor 
of Berwick, and to do all things necessary for the war which pertain to 
him, so that he should render account of such moneys to the king, and 
should answer therefor. The king has also granted that Thomas shall 
have 40c?. for his daily wages for the time when he was in the said service 
and shotdd have six men at arms and twelve archers on horse in his 
company at the king's wagea 



190 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



lo37. Membrane 2Z — cont. 

Aug. 1. To Ralpli de Bockyng and his fellows, collectors of the tenth a^nd 

Westminster, fifteenth in CO. Suffolk. Order to pay 200?. of that money to William 

de Northwell, clerk of the great wardrobe, upon the expenses of nis 

office. By K. 

Oct. 4. To John de Chameles, supplying the place of the trea,surer. Order 

Westminster, to pay 300Z. of the money in his custody to Robert de Ufford, earl of 

Suffolk, who is about to set out to parts beyond the sea. in the' king's 

service, upon his expenses in that journey. By K. 

Oct. 4. To John de Cobham an'd William Mcraunt, taxers and collectors in 

Westminster, co. Kent, of the tenth and fifteenth granted in the great council at 

Nottingham. Order to pay 100^. of that money to- Thomas de Melche- 

boum in part paijonent of the sums of money in which the king is bound 

to him for diversi victuals bought by him for the king's use. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

Oct. 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow lOOZ. 

Westminster, to John de Cobham and William Moraunt if they shall be found to have 

paid that sum tO' Thomas de Melchebourn, by virtue of the preceding 

order. By bill of the treasurer. 

Oct. 7. To Dinus Forcetti and Peter Byni and their fellows, merchants of the 

Westminster, society of the Bardi. Request to pay 500Z. without delay to Jakeminus 

de Alemann[ia], because he has spent that siun for the king's secret 

affairs beyond the sea,. By K. 

Oct. 8. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 

The Tower. William de Kerdeston, son and heir of Roger de Kerdeston, all the issues 

of the lands which his father held at his death in chief, to hold of the 

king's gift, as the king haiS taken William's homage. By p.s. 

Oct. 8. To the sheriff of Devon. Order to satisfy Henry de Erth for such 
Westminster, vsrood of his as the sheriff shall find to have been taken, having viewed 
his indenture and taken fuller information thereupon, as Henry has 
besought the king to order satisfaction to be made to him, as a great 
part of his wood in co. Devon has been taken for the king's use for burn- 
ing the king's mine in that county, and other things required for these 
works, by the keeper of the mine and other ministers there, for which 
Henry is not yet satisfied. By C. 

Oct. 5. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

Westminster, meddle furthier with a messuage and 100 acres of land of Peter le 
Ferour of Little Canefeld, in Eyston ad Montem, restoring the issues 
thereof to Peter, as the escheator returned that he had not taken thosa 
lands into the king's hands, but that Robert de Holewell, late escheator 
in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford, 
delivered them to him by indenture, asserting that they were in the king's 
hands by reason of the alienation which the abbot of Tylteye, who held 
them in chief, made thereof to Peter, without the king's licence ; and the 
king, learning afterwards from Peter that these lands are held of Henry 
by knight's service, ordered the escheator io take an inquisition on the 
matter, by which it is found that the premises are held of Henry by the 
service of a fourth part of a knight's fee. 

Oct. 2. To John Giffard, the king's clerk. Order to deliver to Peter de 

Westminster. Credonio, the king's kinsman, or his proctor, all his lands, possessions, 

benefices, goods and chattels, together with the issues, and not to inter- 



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1^37. Memhrane 23 — cont. 

meddle further therewith, as although the king committed the custody of 
the prebend of Styvelyngton, in the church of St. Peter, York, which 
belongs to Peter, and the lands, goods and chattels pertaining thereto, 
which were taken into the king's hand by reason of an order so to take the 
possessions of certain aliens in the realm, to- John to hold as long as 
the prebend should remain in the king's hands, for rendering a 
certain thing yearly to- the king, yet the king wishes to do favour to 
Peter, who is a native of the power of the king of France, for his good 
service to himself and his father. By p.s. 

Oct. 8. To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 
Tower, ■^gfoj-g w^q king. Whereas the king lately ca.used to come before him 
and his council in parliament, a certain petition of the prior of the 
Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, concerning the church of 
Rothelee, and the record and process held before William de Bereford 
and his fellows, justices of the Bench of the late king, between that k^'ng 
and the prior upon the advowson of the same church, and the record 
and process taken before the king in chancery, which the king afterwards 
sent to the justices under the half seal {suh pede sir/i/li), ordering them 
to view the petition and records and processes, calling before them the 
king's Serjeants, and hearing the reasons on both sides, and to do justice ; 
and the prior has now informed the king that they have delayed to 
proceed in that affair by reas'^n of a writ of privv seal tO' them not to take 
any inquisition on that affair until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, 
whereupon the prior has besought the king to provide ai remedy ; the 
king therefore orders the justices to view the aforesaid petition, records 
and processes, and the record and process held before themselves in that 
affair, having called before them the king's Serjeants and heard the 
reasons on both sides, and to cause justice to be done in the matter, not- 
withstanding the said order under the privy seal. By p.s. [10345.] 



Membbane 22. 

Sept. 26. Robert son of Reginald de Annesleye Wodehous, imprisoned at 
Westminster. Nottingham for trespass of venison in Shirwod forest, has letters to 
Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the forest beyond Trent, to bail him until the 
coming of the justices for pleas of the forest in co. Nottingham. 

Oct. 6. Richard Mount of Touecestre, imprisoned at Northam^pton for trespass 

Westminster, of venison in the forest of Whitlewode, has letters to Bartholomew de 

Burghersh, keeper of the forest this side Trent, to bail him until the 

coming of the justices next in leyre for pleas of the forest m co. 

Northampton. 

Oct. 3. To John Darcy and Richard de Wylughby. Order to cause the 

Westminster, levying of 207. from the town of Newerk to be superseded [as at page 

186 above]. By K. and C. 

Oct. 4. William le Wright of Bliseworth, imprisoned at Northampton for 
Westminster, tje-spass of vert in Whitlewode forest, has letters to Bartholomew de 
Burghersh, keeper of the forest this side Trent, to^ bail him until the 
coming of the justices for pleas of the forest in co. Northampton. 

Oct. 10. To the purveyors and takers of wool in co. Lincoln. Order to take 

The Tower, none of the wool of John BaronceUi, John Stephani, John Junctin and 

thedr feUows, merchants of the society of the Peruzzi, by virtue of their 



192 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



Oct. 10. 
The Tower. 



*-o67 . Membrane 22 — cont 

commission to take certain wool in that county for the king's vise, doing 
nothing to hinder the merchants, from buying and purveying wool, pro- 
vided that they will not take the wool so bought and purveyed out of 
the realm, as the king wishes to act graciously to the merchants. 

By K. and C. 

To Thomas de Foxle, constable of "Wyndesore castle. Order to deliver 
bread, wine, and oil and other small necessaries for divine service to the 
chaplains celebrating in the chapel of that castle, from Michaelmas last 
until Michaelmas next. 

To the ssme. Order to deliver to Gilbert Pypot, the king's fletcher 
in that castle, the arrears of his wages from the time of the constable's 
appointment, and to pay such wages henceforth and other things 
necessary for his office. 

To the same. Order to pay the arrears of the following wages from 
the time of the constable's appointment: to each gatekeeper of the castle, 
receiving Ad. daily, to Thomas le Rotour, one of the viewers of the king's 
works, receiving 2d. daily, to John de Wyndesore, gardener of the king's 
garden without the castle, receiving 2hd. daily, to four waitchmen of the 
castle, receiving 2d. daily, and to Ralph de la More, derk of the king's 
works in the castle, receiving 2d. daily, and to pay such wages henceforth 
as long as he is constable and the gatekeepers and others remain in 
their offices. 

Oct. 10. To the trea.surer amd barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
The Tower, r^^^ acquit Thomas West of 1007. yearly for the custody of the king's 
stannary ini co. Devon, from 4 March last, on which day the king com- 
mitted that custody to him for life, rendering lOOZ. thereof yearly at 
the exchequer, as William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, who lately 
held that custody, was wont to do, and although afterwards, on 17 March 
following the king, forgetting the said commission, granted the said 
stannary with the stampage and all the issues and profits thereof, to his 
eldest son, yet the king wishes the grant to Thomas to remain in force, 
so that he shall answer to the king's son for the said lOOZ. yearly, and 
that the stannary shall revert to the said son after the death of Thomas, 
and on 3 October last the king ordered Thomas to pay the said 1007. to 
his said son or his attorney yearly, together with the arrears thereof 
from the said 4 March. 

Oct. 6. To Bartholomew de Burgherssh, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, 

Westminster, qj. ^o him who supplies his place in Rokyngham forest. Order to cans? 
the wood of Tliomas de la Rivere of Blathei-wyk, which is within the 
bounds of the said forest, and which is taken into the king's hands 
because it is not enclosed according to the assize of the forest, to be 
replevied until the coming of the justices for pleas of the forest in that 
county, if it is repleviable according to the said assize. 

Oct. 17. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Westminster. Order to deliver to Master Pancius de Controne, the king's leech, the 
sums in which the king is bound to him, or tO' give a. competent assign- 
ment therefor, where he may quickly be satisfied, receiving from him 
the king's letters obligatory, as the king is bound to him in 4,068Z. 16?. 8d., 
which the king received from him in the treasury, and in 46Z. 135., and 
9 florins royaux {florenis realihus), 5 'florins, a Vaignel {florenis agni"^, 
jind 3 florins of Florence, lent by him to the king. 



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i.6o7. Membrane 22 — cont. 

To the same. Order to pay 2,350Z. to Master Pancius de Controne, 
the king's leech, without delay, or to give him ai competent assignment 
in places where he may quickly be satisfied, receiving from him the 
king's lettersi obligatory, as the king is bound tO' him in that sum, 
which he received from him by the hands of Master Paul de Monte 
Florum, the king's clerk, for his affairs. 

Oct. 18. To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices appointed to^ hold pleas 
Westminster, before the king. Whereas at the suit of the abbot and convent of 
Stanleye by their pet'tion before the kinsf and his council in parliament, 
at Westminster, in the 4th year of the king's reign, showing that their 
predecessors had been seised of the manor of Berewyk Baisset, co. Wilts, 
by enfeoffment of Philip Basset, as of the right of their church, until 
Hugh le Despenser, the elder, afterwards unjustly disseised them thereiof, 
and the manor was taken into the late king's hands by Hugh's forfeiture ; 
and the present abbot and convent have diligently sued by their peti- 
tions before the king and his council in his various parliaments for 
justice, and to have the manor again, the king sent the petition, with 
an inquisition, writs, and other memorandai touching that affair, to the 
justices enclosed in a certain writ, ordering them to inspect these, calling 
before them the king's Serjeants, and hearing the reasons on both side®, 
and to do justice, but not to proceed tO' render judgment without consult- 
ing the king ; and although afterwards, according tO' the process held 
before them by an inquisition which they caused to be made, and in 
which the abbot and convent placed themselves, it was found that Philip 
was seised of that manor in his demesne as of fee as of his inheritance, 
in the time of Henry III, and had enfeoffed Walter de Pokelechirchi, a 
former abbot thereof by his charter, to hold in frankalmoin, and aibbot 
Walter and the convent were seised thereof from, the Annunc'ation in 
the last year of the reign of Henry III, until St. Andrew following, and 
that Hugh, asserting that he^ was Philip's next heir, disseised Walter of 
the manor, with Rofrer Bigot, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England, 
and Hugh continued his seisin until hei forfeited, and the preisent abbot 
and his predecessors have not released their rights to Hugh, and it is 
certified to the justices by the treasurer and barons of the exchequer 
that they have not found any such release made to Hugh or the late 
king, upon inspection of the deeds, muniments, and memoranda of Hugh 
and the late king, which are in their custody in the treasury, as is 
clear by the tenor and process of that affair which the king caused to 
come before him in chancery, yet the justices have hitherto delayed to 
proceed further in that affair, wherefore the abbot and convent have 
besought the king by their petition before him and his council in the 
last parliament at Westminster, tO' cause justice to be done tO' them; 
the king therefore orders the justices to inspect the record and process 
and proceed further to render judgment with all lawful speed, notwith- 
standing the king's previous order, or that the manor is in his hands. 

By pet. of (J. and K. and C. 

Sept. 29. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order tO' cause 100 
Westminster, marks to be allowed to Robert Clerc, late guardian of the bishopric of 
Norwich, in his accoxmt for the issues of the bishopric, as the king 
ordered the keepers of that bishopric, then void and in his hands, to pay 
100 marks to John de Ros, admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the 
Thames towards the North, upon his expenses and those of his men a,t 
arms in his company, about to set out upon the sea in the king's service, 
31. M 



194 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1337. Membrane 22 — cont. 

and Robert has paid that money, as John has acknowledged before the 
king in chancery. 



Oct. 6. 
The Tower. 



MEMBBANE 21. 

Oct. 1. To the sheriff of York. Order to pay 24 marks, 6?. 8d. for Michaelmas 
Westminster, term last to Margery, late the wife of Duncan de Frendraght, in accor- 
dance with the king's grant to her on 6 October, in the 1st year of his 
reign, of 49 marks to be received yearly from the issues of that county, 
for life in recompense for the manor of Briggestok, co. Northampton, 
which she held at will, and which the king aissigned to Queen Isabella. 

Oct. 2. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 24 
Westminster, marks, 6s. 8d., to be allowed to the sheriff of York in his account, if he 
has paid that sum to Margery by virtue of the preceding order. 

Oct. 4. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to deliver lOZ. for Michaelmas 
Westmmster. term last to Hugh de Audele, whom the king lately created earl of 
Gloucester, granting him 20/. yearly from the issues of that county, 
by the hands of the sheriff there. 

To William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, keeper of the manor of 
Beaulieu, or to him who' supplies his place there. Order to pay 20s. 
yearly to the prior of St. Mary's, Worcester, and the arrears thereof 
from the time when he had the custody of the manor, as at the prior's suit, 
showing that the said manor, which is in the king's hands by reason of 
the minority of Roger, son and heir of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, tenant 
in chief, is held of the prior by the service of rendering 20s. yearly, and 
the priors have received that rent from time out of mind until the manor 
came into the king's hands, and William refused to> render the rent, and 
the prior beseeching the king to order the rent to be paid, the king 
ordered William Trussel, escheator this side Trent, to take an inquisition 
on the matter, by which it is found that the manor is held of the prior 
by the service of rendering 20s. yearly, and the priors have been seised 
thereof as aforesaid. 

Oct. 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
The Tower, and acquit the mayor and bailiffs of Southampton of four ships calle-i 
' la Hulk,' of Brugg, ' la Cristofre,' ' la Shavenecogg,'* and ' la Goddis- 
burgh,' and their tackle, which were lately taken in war and brought 
to the port of Southampton, as William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salis- 
bury, while he was admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames 
towards the West, caused those ships with all their tackle, to be de- 
livered to certain lieges to set out in the king's service, and the ships 
are now with the king's fleet in liis service. By p.s. [10351.] 

Oct. 8. To the sheriff of Sovithampton. Order to cause hay to be found for 

The Tower, the maintenance of the king's beasts in his park of Fremantel, and to 
cause the enclosure about the park to be repaired where necessary by 
the advioe of Simon Bacun, keeper of that park. By p.s. [10342.] 

Oct. 13. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
The Tower, demand made upon William Trussel, eschea.tor this side Trent, for the 



* ' Le Sunderlef que home appelle le Schavenecog ' in the privy seal, which also con- 
tains particulars concerning the tackle of the ships and the names of tbeir roasters. 



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195 



1667. Membrane 21 — cont. 

issues of the lands which Thomas de Blakebrok held, who was outlaiwed 
for felony, as the king ordered the s.heriff of Kent to deliver those lands 
to those of whom Thomas held them [as. at page 185 abovej. 

Oct. 16. To the prior of Beckeford. Order to pay those 40Z. which he ought 

Westminster, ^o have paid at the Nativity of the Vii-gin last, of those 801. which he 

owes to the king for having the custorl}^ of his priory, and those 10 

mark^ which he gi-ant^ed for that custody, to William Trussel, in part 

satisfaction of 1,000Z., which the king granted to William on 10 July last 



for his service on either side of the sea.. 



By C. 



Oct. 1. 

Westminster. 



To the prior of Newent. The like order to pay to William 65Z. of 
such money of 130/. which he owes, and those 10 ■ marks which he 
granted for having the custody of the priory. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to 
John de Tiimby and William de Bryen, bailiffs of Nottingham, 10/. in 
the fenn of that town, if they shall be found to have paid that sum 
for Michaelmas term last, by the king's order, to Robert de Newerk 
and Meliora his wife, late the wife of Gilbert de Glynkarny, in accor- 
dance with the king's grant to them of 20/. ai year from that ferm in 
recompence of 20/. yearly, to be received by the hands of the escheator 
beyond Trent, which the king had granted to Meliora for Gilbert's losses 
in the service of himself, his father, and grandfather. 

Oct. 18. To the collectors of customs in the port of Sou.thampton. Ord^r to 
Westminster, pay all the money v/hich they receive from the issues of the customs in 
that port, and of the subsidy of 205. on every sack of wool taken out 
of the realm, granted to the king at Nottingham, and also of the loan 
of 20.5. on every sack of wool taken out of the realm by foreign mer- 
chants, to Dinus Forsetti, Peter Bini and their fellows, merchants of tho 
society of the Bardi, up to the sum of 2,000 marks, in which the king 
is bound to them for the expensesi of his household, which they under- 
tf>ok to pay for him. By K. and C. 



Membbane 20. 

Oct. 12. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
The Tower, meddle further with 10 acres of land of the prior of Bermundeseye, in 
Waddon, restoring the issues thereof to him, as the 'escheator returned 
that he had not taken that land into the king's hands, but that Walter 
de Hungerford, late escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Middle- 
sex, delivered it to him by indenture, assierting that it was in the 
king's hands by reason of the acquisition which the prior made of 
Ralph de Pulree, after the publication of the statute of mortmain, with- 
out the king's licence, and afterwards at the prior's suit, showing thai 
the land had been acquired by a prior of that house long before the 
publication of the said statute, and beseeching the king to cause his 
hand to be amoved therefrom, the king ordered the escheator to take 
an inquisition upon the premises, by which it is found that Henry I 
granted the manor of Waddon to the prior and convent of St. Saviour's, 
Bermundeseye, of which manor the 10 acres are ai parcel, in frankalmoin, 
and that Henry, sometime prior of that place, demised those 10 acres 
to Ralph de Haiward for life, after whose death the prior entered them 
as his reversion. 



196 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1387. Membrane 20 — cont. 

Oct. 18. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Dinus Forsetti, Peter Bini, and 
Westminster, their felloAVs, merchants of the society of the Bardi, have besought the 
kinsf to order account to be made wath them for all sums which are 
owing to them by him from the Purification last, and payment to be 
made to them of what shall be found to be owing to them, as the king 
is bound to them in divers sums of money, which they delivered to him 
on loan at his request, and in other sums which the king caused to be 
assigned to them upon the issues of the tenth and fifteenth in divers 
counties and of the customs, and on certain other places, and caused 
tallies thereof to be levied at the exchequer, wherefor satisfaction is not 
yet made ; the king therefore orders the treasurer and chamberlains to 
view the rolls and memorandas at his receipt, which touch the premises, 
and the writs, tallies of assignment made to them, and other evidences 
of the said debts, and having accounted with the merchants for the said 
simis and payments made to them by the king, to cause them to be 
satisfied for what is thus found to be owing to them by speedy payment 
or a suitable assignment, and that done to receive from them the king's 
letters obligatory, and the said writs, tallies, and evidences in his dis- 
charge. By K. and C. 

Oct 20. To the treasvirer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Westminster, ^v^iereas the king lately enjoined Thomas de Melchebourn, his merchant, 
to cause four anchors and three cables tO' be made for the king's use for 
a ship called ' la Graujitecogge,^ of which William le Fisshere is master, 
and because Thomas wais in great need of iron and hemp and of workmen 
for that work, the king appointed him to purvey so much iron and hemp 
as would suffioe for the said work in places where he should see fit, 
and to choose in those places as many workmen as were necessary, at 
the king's expense, and to^ pay those from whom the iron and hemp were 
taken ; and Thomas incurred divers expenses in this matter, and by 
reiason of a writ of privy seal directing him. to cause divers ropes to be 
made for a ship called 'la Seivte Mariecogge,^ by the advice of Hugh 
de Reppes, the king s mariner, he incurred other costs, and has besought 
the king to order account to be made with him for those costs, and to 
order payment for what is found to be owinjr to him to be made ; the king 
therefore orders the treasurer, barons and chamberlains to do this, havine 
viewed the king's letters patent and the said writs. By C. 

Oct. 9. To the same. Order to cause 1007. to be paid to Dinus Forsetti, Peter 

The Tower, gine and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi, or to cause 
them to have a suitable assignment therefor, as the king is bound to 
them in 1007., which he received from them on loan for certain of h's 
secret affairs with which they are charged, and with which the king wishes 
no one to be charged. By p.s. 

Oct. 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king 
Westminster, being lately informed that several men of co. Devon, in order to have 
acquittance of the tenth and fifteenth and other imposts granted by the 
community of the realm, by pretext of charters of the king's progenitors, 
confirmed by him, by which the tinners in that county assert that they 
ought to be quit of such imposts, have now newly made themselves 
tinners, so as to defraud the king of such imposts, the kine ordered the 
sheriff of that county to take an inquisition on the matter; and now it 
has been shown to the king by Matthew de Crauthom and John de 
Chuddeley, taxers and collectors in that county, of the tenth and 
fifteenth granted by the community of the realrq. m the great council 



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1337. Membrane 20 — cont. 

at Notingham, that although several men of the county who haive 
hitherto paid the tenth and tifteenth granted by the community of the 
realm, have now caused themselves to be made tinners, fraudulently, 
and others whO' previously paid such subsidy are now working m. the 
stannaries, who are true tinners, as fully appears by the aforesaid in- 
quisition, wherefore the collectors cannot levy so much for this tenth and 
hfteenth as was levied at another time, yet the treasurer and barois 
exact as much from them as was previously wont to be levied, and have 
arrested and detained Matthew, aithough they have applied all possible 
diligence in levying this money from those who have now made them- 
selves tinners,, wherefor the king has been besought to provide a 
remedy; the king therefore sends to the treasurer and barons the said 
inquisition with the writ by which it was taken under the half seal, 
ordering them to- inspect them and the rolls and meimoranda of tine 
exchequer touching the premises, calling before them whom they will, 
hearing the reasons of the collectors and others, and fui'ther to do whait 
is required for the king against such fi-aud, and for levying the money 
from those who have not paid it, and for the discharge of the collectors 
and of those who are true tinners, according to their discretion, causing 
Matthew to be released in the meantme, or lor so long as they see lit, by 
security, to be found before them to do what is incumbent upon him. 

By C. 

Oct 20. To Stephen le Blount, purveyor and receiver of the king's victuals 
Westminster, for his fleet about to set out to parts beyond the sea. Because the king's 
ships called " la cuyy uf All iSaints,' ' la coyg St. Marie,' ' la Esmoii,' 
' la Trinite,' ' la Hedecoyy,' la Swalowe,' and ' la Triiiite,' of which 
Thomas Clement, Adam de Wyndeflod, John Loveryk, William Loveryk, 
Hugh Rippus, John Getonr, and Henry Prest are masters, and ' la cuyy 
St. Mane,' of AiTindel, which are in tlie king's service in that fleet, were 
ordered to set out certain parts beyond the seai, are lying at anchor 
on account of contraiy winds, awaiting an opportmie time, and the victuals 
delivered for the maintenance of the masters and mariners, men at 
arms, and others therein, are for the most part, expended, the king orders 
Stephen to deliver to them other victuals to the value of 82^. 15s. Qd. ; 
to wit, to Thomas, up tO' 14/. 7s;.; toi Adam, up tO' HI. Is.; to John 
Loveryk, up to- 10/. 17s.; to William, up to 10/. 17^. ; tO' Hugh, 
up to 11. 35. Qd. ; to John Getoiir, up to II. Zs. Qd. ; to Heini-y, up to 
71. 3s. 6d. ; and to the master of the ' St. Marie,' of Arundel, up to 
10/. 17s., for themselves and the men in their ships, by indentures made 
with each master. By K. 

To the taixers and collectors in co. Noa-thampton of the tenth and 
fifteenth granted by the community of the realm for three years in 
the last council at Westminster. Order to cause the money which they 
shall find the men of that county to have paid tO' Master William la 
Zousch, the treasurer, in aid of the king's expenses, to be allowed to 
them in the payment of the tenth and fifteenth for the first year, pro- 
vided that they shall pay the residue after the allowance has been made, 
as they have besought the king to order such allowance to be made to 
them, as they granted a certain sum before the treasurer and other 
lieges appointed to inform them of the king's wishes for the defence of 
the realm, and paid it to that treasurer. By K. and C, 

The like tO' the same for the township of Flore in that county. 

By K. and C. 



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Oct. 20. To the taxers and collectors of the same tenth and fifteenth in co. 
Westminster. Kent. Ordei' to permit the master and brethren of the Madson Dieu, 
Dover, to be quit of that aid of their goods, as the hospital was founded 
by king Henry, and is so slenderly endowed that the goods thereof 
hardly suffice for the maintenance of the master and brethren, and of 
the poor and infirm resorting thither, and other alms, and if the hospital 
is charged with the aids granted by the community of the realm, it will 
behove the master and brethren to diminish such alms. 

Oct. 7. To the justices of the Bench. Order to proceed in a plea, between 

Westminster. Edmund, son of William de la Mote, and Elizabeth de Burgo, concerning 
a messuage, 240 acres of land, 8| acres of meadow, 15 acres of pasture, 
14 acres i rood of wood, and 53s. rent in Staundon, and to do justice 
to the pai-ties, notwithstanding Elizabeth's allegation, but not to proceed 
to rendei- judgment without consulting the king, as Edmund has shown 
that whereas he is seeking the said tenements against Elizabeth, the 
justices have delayed to proceed further in that plea, because Elizabeth, 
pleading before them, alleged that she held the tenements by the king's 
grant, by letters patent, which she exhibited before them, for rendering 
a certain thing yearly at the exchequer, until the debts with which the 
tenements are charged towards the king, are fully paid, or until she 
can be discharged thereof in whole or in part, and that she ought not 
to answer concerning those tenements without the king, wberefor 
Edmund has besought the king to provide a remedy. By C. 



Membbane 19. ■ 

Oct. 9. To the justiciary of Ireland, or to- him who supplies his place. Order 
The Tower, to cause a ship of Flanders, now in the custody of David de Deveneys, 
to be appraised, if this is not yet done, by the oath of lawful men of 
Ireland, and to cause it to be delivered tO' Heniy de Stone for the price 
thereof, by indenture, having received security from Henry to deliver 
it to those who' vindicate a. right in it, when it shall be adjudged to them 
by the king, as Henry has besought the king to order the ship to be 
granted to him for a reasonable price, as it was taken upon the sea by 
certain men of Cork, and delivered to the person supplying the place of 
the jus.ticiary, as forfeited to the king. By C. 

Oct. 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
The Tower, mayor, bailiffs, and men of the city of Exeter to be discharged and 
acquitted of rendering 20/. yeai'ly to the king of their ferm, from 28 
September last, as the king lately created his eldest son duke of Com- 
v/ail, and granted to him the said yearly ferm, and on 28 September last 
he ordered the said mayor, bailiff's, and men to pay the 20/. yearly to 
the duke, and to be attendant upon and answerable to him therefor. 

Oct. 16. To the sheriff of York. Order to deliver the bailiwick of Yokcrosse 
Westminster, to Thomas de Rokeby, together with the issues thereof from 13 June 
last, on which day the king granted that bailiwick to him for his good 
service, to hold during pleasure. 

Oct. 8. To John de Mounteny, Richard Folejaumbe, and John Bakeputz. 

Westmiusier. Order to supersede the assessing, levying and collecting of 400/. from the 

community of co. Derby, provided that if any individual of that county 

have granted any simi of money for such subsidy, it shall be levied for 

the king's use, as although the king appointed John, Richard and John 



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to assess, levy and collect the 400/., granted by tlio men of co. Derby, 
in aid of his expenses, the king does not wish them to be charged with 
that sum, as the community of the realm has granted the king a tenth 
and fifteenth for three years, in the present cooincil at Westminster. 

By K. and C. 

Oct. 18. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
Westminster. Matilda., late the wife of Roger de Kerdiston, tenant in chief, the 
manors which the king has assigned tO' her to hold in dower, with the 
assent of William de Kerdiston, Roger's son and heir, to wit, the manor 
of Neuton, CO. Norfolk, extended at 6/. 16s. 2d. yearly; the manor of 
Cistei-ne in the same county, extended ait 13/. 12s. Ad. yearly; the manor 
of Henham, co. Suffolk, extended at 105s. d>\d. yearly; and the manor 
of Stratford, in the same county, extended at 67s. 'd\d. yearly. 

Oct. 18. To the same. Order to deliver to Matildal the advowson of Neuton 
Westminster, church, co. Norfolk, extended at 10 marks yearly, and that of Stratford 
church, CO. Suffolk, extended at 10 marks yearly, which the king has 
assigned to her to hold in dower, with the assent of William de Kerdiston. 
Memorandum, that these assignments were made with the assent of 
William de Retford an.d Jolini de Weston, clerks, whom William de 
Kerdiston appointed his attorneys for this, before William de Burgh, 
clerk, as appears by the writ of dediinus potestatem, which is on the tiles. 

Oct. 15. To Jolin de Wodehous, keeper of the hanaper. Order to pay 20 marks 
Westminster, for Michaelmas term last to Master John de Thoresby, the king's clerk, in 
accordance with the king's grant to him of 40 marks yearly from the issues 
of the hanaper, until he is provided with an ecclesiastical benefice exceed- 
ing the said sum and the value of thei benefices which he now holds, in 
consideration of his services in chancery as notary and other things. 

Oct. 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and tO' the chamberlains. 

The Tower. Whereas the king ordered Thomas de Melcheboum of Lynn, by writ of 
privy seal, to find victuals and all costs for a galley called ' la Fkilip,' 
and two of the king's ships, called ' la Maudcleyne ' and ' le Seyntmari- 
cog,' and he found divers victuals and costs by virtue of that order, for 
which he is not yet satisfied as he asserts, and has besought the king 
to order account to be made with him theireupcoi, and to order payment 
to be made to him of what shall be found to be owing to him, the king 
orders the treasurer, barons and chamberlains to cause this to be done, 
having viewed thei king's order, or to caiuse him to have a suitable 
assignment therefor. 

Oct. 20. To the same. Like order in fa,vour of the same Thomas, whom the 
The Tower, king ordered by writ of privy seal, to transfer himself without delay 
with a certain galley, which he should cause tO' be provided with armed men 
as powerfully as possible, towards Durdragh, in defence of certain lieges 
whom the king was then sending on an embassy to parts beyond the sea, 
and for the greater security of the ships which the king ordered to be 
transmitted to bring back to England his said envoys to the said place of 
Durdragh ; and Thomas incurred divers expenses in this matter, for 
which he has not yet obtained satisfaction as he asserts, and has besought 
the king to cause account to be made with him and to order payment to 
be made to him. 

Oct. 20. To the same. Like order in favour of the same Thomas, whom the 
The Tower, king ordered by writ of privy seal to cause three good caiblcs to be made 



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and delivered to Nicholas Pyk, and Thomas has not yet obtained any 
satisifaction for the expenses which he incuiTed in this matter, as he 
asserts, and has besought the king to^ order account tO' be made with 
him and payment to be made to him. 

Oct. 22. To the purveyors and takers of wool in co. Southampton. Order not 
Westminster, to take the wool of John Baroncelli, John Stephani, John Junctin, and 
their fellows, merchants of the society of the Peruzzi of Florence, trading 
in the realm, by reason of their commission to take certain wool in that 
county for the king's use, not permitting the merchants to buy wool in 
that county henceforth until further orders, whereby the buying of wool 
for the king's use might be impeded, provided that they do not take out 
of the realm the wool bought and purveyed by them, as the king wishes 
to show favour to them. By C. 

Nov. 3. To Stephen Blount, purveyeor of certain of the king's victuals in divers 

Thame. counties. Order, upon sight of these presents, to cause 30 tuns of flour 
to be bought and purveyed at Bristol and elsewhere in those parts, for 
the king's benefit, and if he cannot find it there, then tO' cause wheat 
to be purveyed and flour to be made thereof, and put it into tuns and 
ca.use them to be loaded in a ship in the port of Bristol, which Richard 
de la Pole, the king's butler, is about to send with certain of the king's 
wine to Skymburnesse or Carlisle, with speed, to be delivered by in- 
denture to the receiver of the king's victuads there, for the maintenance 
of the king's army in Scotland. The king has ordered Richard to- permit 
Stephen to put the flour in the ship, to be taken to the said parts, and 
has ordered the receiver to receive the flour. By K. 

Mandate in pursuance to Richard. By K. 

Mandate in pursuance to John de Glantton, receiver of the king's 
victuals at Carlisle. By K. 

To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to cause ail the wine, flour, and 
other victuals which the king is about to send to Skymburnesse for the 
maintenance of the anny which he has destined for Scotland, to be taken 
to Carlisle with all speed to be delivered to the receiver of the king's 
victuals there. 

Membrane 18. 

Oct. 20. I'o the treasiurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 250/. 
■Westminster, to be allowed to William de Briclesworth and John de Northalle, who 
were elected sheriffs of London from Michaelmas, in the 10th year of 
the reign, in their account at the exchequer, or in their ferm for that 
city, in recompence for the loss of certain of their profits for their year 
of office, provided that they answer to the king for the remainder of the 
ferm of that city, as lately at their suit, by their joetition before the king 
and his council in parliament at Westminster on Monday after St. Matthew 
last, beseeching the king to remit to them a moiety of the ferm for the 
city for the first term of the year, and to provide for their indemnity 
if the sea passage should be closed for the whole year — as they are bound 
to render 315Z. for the ferm for that year, and they and other sheriffs 
receive nothing certain in aid of payment of the ferm, for the maintenance 
of ministers and others whom it behoves them to retain at their ovnx 
cost, for executing the king's orders and for preserving the quiet of the 
people, except certain customs of wool, hides and wool fells and other 
things and merchandise taken out of the city and brought into it, to or 



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1337. Membrane 18 — cont. 

from parts beyond the sea, and William and John have been impeded by- 
reason ol the king's prohibitions made before the said Miohaelmas, for- 
bidding such things to be taken out of the realm, and by reason of the 
unsettled state (viotionis.) upon the sea and of the damages inflicted 
there, wherefore such merchandise did not come to the city from parts 
beyond, sO' that they received little or nothing of such customs from 
Miohaelmas aforesaid until Easter last^ — and because it was agreed by the 
king and council in answer to the petition that the mayor and six alder- 
men of the city should be examined upon the premises, and that the 
sheriffs should have allowance for what they should be found to have lost 
by the aforesaid causes, and by such exaiuination taken before the king 
in ohancery it was found that the sheriffs were wont toi receive hd. on each 
sack of wool, 2d. on each dicker (dacrej of hides, \d. on every 100 wool 
fells, \2d. on each tun of honey and divers customs on other merchandise, 
and that William and John lost up to the sum of 150/. of such customs 
from Michaelmas till Easter, the king ordered the treasurer and barons 
to cause 150/. to be allowed to them in their ferm of the first term of the 
said year, according to the aforesaid agreement, buti the king wishes that 
if his passage is open in the last teirm. of thiei year, and it it be found by 
inquisition taken by the mayor and six aldermen alt Michaelmas next, 
in chancery, that the sheriffs haive received morei from thei custom of vpool, 
hides and woolfells in the last teirm, because the passage was closed in 
the first term, tham they ought to have received if the passage had been 
open all that year, and than other sheriffs had been Mront tO' receive, 
then they shall be boixnd to restore to the king of that surplus according 
to the proportion of the 150/. which the king ordered tOi be allowed to 
them. And because at the suit of William and John, asserting that the 
passage was altogether closed until Michaelmas last, so that no mer- 
chandise was taken out of the realm or brought into it, except certain 
of the king's wool which the king caused to be taken to' parts beyond, 
the king has found by diligent information of the mayor and six aldermen 
of London, who had full notice of the premises, on Satui'day the feast 
of St. Luke last, that William and Jolm lost up to 100/. of the customs 
of wool, liides and woolfells, cloth, wane, cattle of weight and other things 
and merchandise which they ought to have received in aid of their ferm 
when the passage wais open, fi-om the said Easter until Michaelmas last, 
by reason of the king's prohibition and without their fault, beyond the 
59/. 3s. Id. which they received for the said time of the custom of wool 
teikem out of the port of London to parts beyond. 

By K. and by pet. of C. 

Oct. 12. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
The Tower, meddle further with the manors and lands which belonged to Hugh de 
Audele in Heghtredbury, Great Homyngesham, Orcheston Marie, Knonk, 
Smalbrok, and Anstigh, near Hull Deverel, restoring the issues thereof, 
as the escheator returned that he had taken those lands into the 
king's hand beicaiuse he had found by inquisition of office, that 
Hugh and Margaret, tenants in chief, had alienated the maJicr 
of Heghtredbury with certain tenements in the towns of Great 
Homyngesham, Smalbrok and Anstigh, pertaining thereto, and 
the manor of Orcheston with a moiety if the manor of Knouk, 
to divers men for life, without the king's licence ; and after- 
wards at the suit of Hugh and Margaret, showing that they had 
demised those manors and tenements to the said men for ai term of years, 
and had not alienated them for the life of those men, and beseeching the 



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king to cause his hand to be amoved therefrom, the king ordered the 
escheatof to take an inquisition on the matter, by which it is found that 
Hugh and Margaret demised the manor of Heghtredebury with tenements 
in Great Hornyngesham, Smalbrok and Anstigh, to Jolm Mauger for 7 
years, rendering 20 marks to them yearly, the moiety of the manor of 
Knouli to Peter Colsw^eyn and Thomas de Chesenhale for 10 years, render- 
ing 10/. to them yearly, the manor of Oroheston to Nicholas de Rolveston 
for 7 years, rendering IQOs. to them yearly, and that the manors are held 
in chief as parcel of the county of Gloucester for a knight's fee, and the 
manors and tenements are worth 30Z. yearly. 

Oct. 18. To the taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenth last granted, 
Westminster, in the East Riding, col York. Order toi cause the prior of Ellerton, if 
he is fermor of a grange in Spaldyngton and other lands there of the 
prior of Ormesby, tO' be taxed for his goods and chattels in the grange 
and lands, and assessed at the said fifteenth with the men of that town 
and to cause the portion touching him to be levied of his said goods and 
chattels, as was wont to be done, as at the suit of the men of that town 
by tlieir petition before the king and his council in the parliament at 
Westminster on Monday, the moiTow of St. Matthew last, asserting that 
the fermors of the grange and other lands of the prior of Onnesby there, 
annexed to that prior's church, had paid the fifteenth of the goods and 
chattels in the gi-ange and other lands, in each taxation and their pro- 
portion in each cliarge on that town, and that although the prior of 
Ellerton was then fermor of the grange and lands, the taxers and 
collectors of the tenth and fifteenth granted in the great council at 
Notingham. on Monday after St. Matthew, in the 10th year of the reign, 
appointed in that riding, unjustly caused as much money to be levied 
from those men, the prior being left out, as had been previously levied, 
and caused them to be distrained, and they beseeching the king to pro- 
vide a remedy, and because it is not jvist that the prior of Ellerton 
because he was ai fermor should have immunity of his fenn, although 
he is a man of religion, the king ordered the taxei's and collectors to 
cause the prior to be taxed and aissessed on his said goods and chattels 
for the fifteenth as was wont to be done. 

Oct. 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Wliereas the king has 
Sheen. received 600/. of the six yearly tenth impo'sed on tlie clergy of England 
by the pope, which were deposited in a chest kept in the abbey of St. 
Mary, York, of which money the king has promised to keep free the 
abbot and convent of St. Mary, York, collectors of that tenth in the 
archdeacom'ies of York and Ciyveland, the king orders the treasurer and 
barons to cause these 600/. tO' be allowed to the abbot and convent, 
collectors of the two yearly tenth granted by the clergy of the realm 
in the same archdeaconries, in their account for the two yearly tenth, 
and to discharge and acquit thean thereof, as the pope has revoked the 
six yearly tenth. 

Aug. 26. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay 200 marks yearly 
Westminster, to William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon for the maintenance of 
Laurence de Hastynges, son and heir of John de Hastynges, tenant in 
chief of the late king, a minor in the king's wardship, until he shaJl come 
of age, because the king has ordained with his council that Laurence 
shall stay in the earl's custody until he shall come of age. By p.s. 



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Oct. 16. 

Westminster, 



Oct. 25. 

Thame. 



1337. Membrane 17. 

Oct. 16. To the treasurer aud barons of the ecxchequer. Order to discharge 
Westminster, and acquit the prior of Weston, an alien, of 35/., as the king committed 
to him the custody of that priory, and of all the lands, goods, and 
chattels pertaining thereto, far rendering 30/. yearly; and a,t the 
request of Queen Philippa, the king has pardoned the prior the said 30/. 
for the present year, and those lOOs., which he granted to have that 
custody, as the king caused the priory to be taken into his hands, because 
the prior is a native of the power of the king of France. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to pay 10/. for Michaelmas term last 
to Robert de Ufford, whom the king lately created earl of Suffolk, grant- 
ing him '20/. yearly of the issues ot that county. 

To the taxers and collectors in co. Essex of the tenth and fifteenth 
granted for three years in the last council at Westminster. Order to 
supersede the levying of that tenth and fifteenth of the goods oi the 
hospital of St. Jolxn the Baptist, Sideburnbrok, diocese of ijondon, and 
to pei-mit the master to be qmt thereof, as the hospital is an ecclesias- 
ticaJ. benefice, and Master Giloert de VVelton was appointed and inducted 
master or warden there, and the hospital is not taxed among the other 
benefices of that diocese on account of its poverty, as is clear by certain 
letters patent shown before the king m chancery, and the king has con- 
sidered that if the hospital is charged with the aids granted to him by 
the community of the realm, it will behove the maister to dimmish the 
appointed alms, and the king .order'ed the taxers and collectors of 
the tenth and fifteenth granted at JMotinghaan in the lOth year of the 
reign, to permit the master to be quit uiereof. By K. 

Nov. 1. To the collectors of the old and new custom in the port of Great 

Sheen. Yarmouth. Order to cause the wool and hides of Kicliard, de Ci-unclu, 
David de Kymberyngehajn, and divers other merchants ot tlie reaun 
and of Scotland, arrested by the collectors by virtue of the king s order, 
to be de-arrested and delivered to these nieruhantSi, so that tney do not 
take them out of the realm without the king's special order, as tue king 
sent a like order to the baihtt's of Great Yarmouth, learning that divers 
merchants caused wool, hidesi and wool fells to be taken to the port of 
Berwick-upon-Tweed, to be taken thence to parts beyond the sea, con- 
trary to the king's orders to the collectors of customs in divers places in 
the realm, to put under lock the seal called ' coket ' and not tO' permit 
the exportation of wool, hides or wool fells, the king ordered the collectors 
of customs in the port of Berwick, by his writ on i2 October in the 10th 
year of the reign, not to permit any wool, etc. of Scotland brought to 
that 2Jort, to be so taken, before the takers should find security not to 
take the wool, eto. to parts which are not in the king's friendship ; and 
afterwards, learning that llichard and the others laded divers of their 
wool and fells in a slup called ' la Gudyer ' of Hull, in the port of Berwick, 
long before the said 12 October, and paid custom thereon, as appears by 
letters patent under the coket seal, shown before the king in chancery, 
the king ordered the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth to de-arrest the wool and 
fells, which the merchants, their Serjeants and the mariners of the ship had 
caused to be taken into the port of Great Yarmouth, while sailing towards 
Flanders, because of the danger of malefactors then upon the sea, which 
wool, etc. the bailiffs an-ested because the merchants wished to take it 
to Flanders after the prohibition aforesaid, and the king has now learned 
from the merchants that their wool and hides are detained by the col- 
lectors and not by the bailiffs. 



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1337. Membrane 17 — cont. 

Nov. 3. To the mayor and badliflPs of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Order to retain 
Thame. a ship which is in that port Laden vdth sea coal and other things to 
take them to the Tower o£ London, imtil the aaiival of Richard, earl 
of Ariuidel, and William de Monte Acuto', earl of Salisbury, whom the 
king has appointed leaders of his army, which he is now about to send 
to Scotland, notwithstanding any order to> the contraiy, and to cause 
the ship to be delivered to the earls, so that they slaaU be able to ordain 
concerning its setting out tO' sea in the king's service, or being sent 
with victuals to Scotland, as they see fit. J3y K. 

Nov. 3. To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Order to cause a ship called ' la 
Thame. Seint Edward,' of Sandwich, lying anchored in that port, to be delivered 
to the said earls or their attorneys, and to bei well prepared for war and 
provided with men, mariners and other necessaries with all possible speed, 
to be taken to Berwick-upon-Tweed, notwithstanding any order to the 
contrary. By K. 

Nov. 2. To Master William la Zousche, dean of St. Peter's, York, the treasurer. 

Thame. Order to cause victuals for the king's anny which he is about to send to 
Scotland, to be piu-veyed without delay, where this may most q^lickly 
be done, and taken to Berwick-upon-Tweed, and to cause all the money 
which he is able to levy in the North, to be quickly levied and kept for the 
wages of the men of that army and the kmg's other affairs, as the king 
is about to send a gi'eat army to Scotland, and has appointed Richaia, 
eai'l of Ai'undel, and William de Monte Acuto, earl of iSalisbmy, to be the 
leaders thereof. By K. 



Nov. 5. To the mayor and bailiff's of Sandwich. Order to oause six ships of the 
Thame. city of Bayoune, called ' la iittf Ditu,' of Bayoune, " la Scinte Marie,' 'la 
Semte Marie,' ' la Seinte Anne,' ' la Seinte Marie,' ' la Seiiite Jame,' of 
Bayonne, of which Arnold de Pynsele, Bernai'd de Lescar, John de Bays, 
Laurence de la Crous, Peter de Las, amd John Bydard are masters, and 
thei masters and mariners of the same, to be de-arrested without delay, 
and to cause the ships to be delivered to the masters witli their armotir, 
lances, robes and cnests, and the tackle of the sJiips, of the kings 
special fa^vour, but the king wislies them to keep the cioth iound in the 
snips until he is mere liuiy miormed in the matter, and until further 
ox'der, as the king caused those ships, the masters whereof went to Flan- 
ders with divers merchandise, and sold merchandise and such things to 
the men of those parts, the king's enemies, to be taken upon the sea 
coming from Flanders, and detained under arrest until fm'ther orders, 
and now the masters have instantly besought the king to provide for their 
release and that of their said goods, and although the king can retain 
the ships and goods asi forfeit, yet he wishes to sliow favom* to the masters 
by reason of the good seiwice rendered by the citizens of Bayonne, and 
because divers masters, mariners and others of the city, manfully attacked 
and destroyed certain of the king's enemies who attacked certain of their 
ships, and because Arnald and the others have each botmd themselves to 
answer to the king for their contempt when and wherever he wishes to 
speak against them, and to set out to sea with their ships to aggrieve the 
king's enemies, and to behave well and faithfully, and each of them has 
mainperned for the other. By K. and C. 



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3Iembran^ 16. 



Oct. 25. 
Sheen. 



Oct. 22. To the treasure!* and barons of the excheqvxer. Order to dischairge 
Westminster, ^nd acquit the warden and chaplains of the chapel of St. Thomas the 
Martyr, Stretford, and the collectors of the tenth granted by the clergy 
of the province of Canterbury, for the Midsixmmcr term last, of 23s. id. 
for that tenth, as on 26 March last the king' g-ranted by charter that 
the said keeper and chaplams should be quit of all aids, contributions 
and tallages exacted of them by reason of their lands, goods, and 
chattels for the king^a use, and that wheneiYer' the clergy of the realm 
or of the aaid prO'vince or that of York, should grant a tenth or other 
quota of their spiritual and ecclesiastical goods, or the community of the 
realm should grant a tenth and fifteenth, or if the king caused their 
demesne to be tallaged, or the pope should impose a tenth on the clergy, 
the goods and chattels of the keeper and chaplains should not be taxed, 
and they have besought the king toi pardon them the said 235. id., and 
the king has done so, considering that there are certain chantries in the 
chapel ordained for the salvation of the king and Queen Philippa and 
their children, and on acconnt of John, archbishop of Canterbury, who 
founded the chantry. By K. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order tO' pay to Hixmphrey de Bohun, earl 
of Hereford and Essex, son' of Humphrey do Bohun, whom the king 
created earl of Hereford and Essex,, and brother and heir of John de 
Bohun, late earl of those counties, the arrears of 40Z. 10s. \Qd. yearly, 
for Easter and Michaelmas terms last, in accordance with the king's 
grant to his father of 40Z. 10s. 10c/. yearly from the issues of that county. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Like order to pay the arreairs of 20Z. to 
the earl for the same terms. 

To the collectors of the threet-yearly tenth granted by the clergy of the 
province of Canterbury, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Order at 
the request of Queen Philippa; to have 648Z. 3.?. \Qd. of the first money 
of that tenth of the first year of payment, at London, ati the house of 
John de Portenare, Acheritus his brother, or Andrew de Portenare, his 
attorneys, notwithstanding any order toi pay that money otherwise, and 
that done, to receive from John or his attorney, their tally and letters 
patent, testifying the receipt, as the king ordered the collectors by writ 
of the exchequer, to cause the 648/. 3.5. 10c?. of that tenth of the first 
year to be brought to London and delivered as aforesaid, in part pay- 
ment of 4,850/., which the Idng ordered toi be delivered, to John for a 
like sum which he had undertaken tO' pay for the debts of Queen 
Philippa on either side of the sea, and for the king's urgent affairs, 
and that they should receive the tally of the exchequer, levied under 
their names, and containing the said sum of 648/. 3s. lOd. By K. 

The like to the following collectors for the following siuns, to wit : — 

The collectors in the diocese of Chichester for 692/. 16s. ^d. 

The collectors in the diocese of Hereford for 552/. 16s. Iljd. 

The collectors in the archdeaconry of Worcester for 338/. 7s. 6^^- 

The collectors in the archdeaconry of Gloucester for 392/. 5s. IQld. 

The like, 'mutatis mutandis' to the taxers and collectors of the three- 
yearly tenth and fifteenth in the following counties for the following 
sums, to wit : — 

The taxers, etc. in co'. Somerset for 1,357/. :19s. 2'kd. 

The taxers, etc. in co. Wilts for 867/. 10s. Id. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamber- 
lains. Order to cause 10,000/. to be paid to Dinus Forcetti, Peter Byni, 



Nov. 2. 
Thame. 



Nov. 5. 
Thame. 



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1337. 



Membrane 16 — cont. 



Nov. 3. 
Thame. 



Nicholas Mairyn, a.nd their fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi, 
without delay, or to cause them to ha,ve a suitable assignment where 
they may quickly be satisfied, in part payment of ai greater sum, as the 
king has granted 10,000^. to those merchants in consideraition of the 
losses which they have suffered, and the expenses with which they are 
charged in furthering his affairs, which 10,000^. are contained in the 
sum of 62,000/., of which the king made letters obligatory to the mer- 
chants. By K. 
John Baroncelli, John Stephani and Thomas de Peruch[iis], and their 
fellows, merchants of the society of the Peruzzi, have a like writ for 
9,000/. in part payment of 35,000/. By K. 

To the justiciary of Ireland, the chancellor there and the treasurer 
and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to commit to Henry 
Russel, burgess of Droghda, the lands which belonged to the count of 
Eu in Ireland, imder the seal which the king uses in that country, to 
hold until the end of three years, rendering yearly at the exchequer, 
during that term, the ferm for which the lands were demised to Henry 
by the count, and the arrears of that fenn, if they find, by viewing the 
count's letters to Heniy, that he made such a demise, as Heniy late'y 
took all the said lands at fei-m of the earl for a. term of six years, df 
which three have elapsed, and the fenn was paid for three years, as 
is said, and the lands are now taken into the king's hands by reason of 
the war with the kinof of France. 



Nov. 2. 
Thame. 



Nov. 5. 
Tliame. 



Membbane 15. 

To the treasurer of Ireland or to him who supplies his place. Order 
to cause 40 tuns of wine, 30 tuns of flour, and 20 quarters of sa.!t, besides 
the victuals which the king ordered to be bought by Thomas Crosse, 
his clerk, and delivered to the treasurer, toi be bought and purveyed 
and taken with the other victuals to the port of Skymbuinesse for the 
maintenance of the airmy, which the king is sending to Scotland, to be 
delivered to the receiver of the king's victuals there, as the king lately 
ordered the treasurer to' buy and purvey such victuals, and cause them 
to be taken to Are in Scotland, and delivered to John de Sancto Albano, 
then receiver of the king's victuals in those parts, or to him who 
supplies his place, and now the king wishes those victuals to be taken 
to the port of Skymburnesse. By K. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Order to cause certain ships 
of Spain and the master and mariners of the same, an-ested by them, 
to be de-arrested without delay, and to cause the! ship to be delivered 
to the masters together with the armour, robes, chests, and tackle of 
the ships, but the king wishes the cloth, goods, and other merchandise 
found in the ships to be kept safely until he is more fully informed upon 
the matter, or until further orders, except that a part of the cloth and 
merchandise shall be delivered to the masters and mariners for their 
maintenance until they arrive home, according to the discretion of the 
mayor and bailiffs ; as these ships were taken and are detained under 
arrest in the port of that town, because the masters and mariners went 
to Flanders with them and with divers goods and merchandise, and 
they communicated with the king's enemies there-, and returning with 
certain ships of Flanders, they Avere attacked by the king's ships and 
were taken by th© men of the king's fleet ; and now they have besought 



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Nov. 10. 
Thame. 



Nov. 8. 
Thame. 



Nov. 8. 
Leighton 
Buzzard. 



Nov. 2. 

Thame. 



Nov. 6. 
Thame. 



Membrane 15 — cont. 

the king to provide for their indemnity and the livery of their goods and 
ships, so that they may retui*n home, and the king wishes toi act gracioiusly 
to them for the sake of the king of Spain, although the ships ought, of 
strict law, to belong to the king. By K. and C. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay 207. for Michaelmas term last 
to Joan Comyn of Boghan, in accordance with the king's grant to her of 
40Z. yearly from the issues of that bailiwick, in aid of her maintenance. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
demand which they make on William de Carleton, citizen of London, 
for the arrears of the rent of 80 acres of land, 9 J acres of meadow, two 
parts of al messuage, and ai dovecote in Kilthorp, co. Rutland, which 
belonged to Simon de Bereford, late the king's enemy and a. rebel, and 
which came into' the king's hands by his forfeiture, for the time of 
William fitzWaryn and other tenants of these tenements before the 5 
January last, toi be superseded, and to' cause him to be discharged and 
acquitted thereof, provided that answer is made for thoscj arrears b}'' 
those who ought to be charged therewith, if it shall be found by inquisi- 
tion that those tenements which came into' the king's hands after the 
death of William fitzWaryn, and which tho king granted to Richard 
de Pateshull, deceased, are the same as those which William now holds, 
as on 5 January last the king granted toi Richard the said tenem.ents 
which William fitzWaryn had held for life by the king's grant, to hold 
of the king by the accustomed services, and now the king has learned 
from William de Carleton, to whom John de Pateshull, Richard's brother, 
and heir, afterwards granted those tenements b}'' charter, which the 
king confirmed, that the treasurer and barons intend to charge William 
with the arrears of the said rents from the time when William fitzWaryn 
held them, wherefor W^illiam has besought the king to provide a remedy. 

To the same. Order to cause Menaudus Brokas, ktfeper of the king's 
stud this side Trent,, to be discharged in his account of the 22 mares 
and 21 foals sold by him by the king's order from that stud, by the 
supervision and advice of John de Molyns and Nicholas de Boclond, 
for a certain price, provided that he shall answer at the exchequer for 
the price of the same. By K. 

To the taxers and collectors in co. Somerset of the tenth and fifteenth 
granted by the laity in the last great council at Notingham. Order to 
pay to Dinus Forcetti and his fellows, merchants of the societv of the 
Bardi, what is in arrears to them of a sum of 650Z., which the king 
assigned to them, without delay, according to the tenor of the king's 
previous order, receiving from them the tallies levied thereupon, and 
the king's writs, as 290?. of that siun are still in arrear to them, as the 
king has learned. By K. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to 
cause 3007. to be allowed to John Baronshel and his fellows, merchants 
of the society of the Peruzzi, in the money which they ought to pay on 
300 sacks of wool for the custom, subsidy and loan, provided that they 
pay the residue of the custom, subsidy and loam to the king, as the king 
lately granted that they might take 300 sacks of wool from that port 
to Lombardy, and he ordered the collectors tO' receive the subsidy of 20s. 
on each) sack, and the loan of 20s. on each sack beyond the ordinary 



208 



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Nov. 8. 

Leighton 
Buzzard. 



Nov. 14. 
Thame. 



^ooi. Membrane 15 — cont. 

custom, and permit the merchants to take the wool as aforesaid, pud 
they have lent 300/. to the king for his affairs, and paid it to Henry de 
Ferariis, the chamberlain. By K, 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Order, upon sight of these 
presents to deliver bales of cloth and other merchandise of men of 
Bayonne and Spain, which were lately taken at sea and delivered to the 
mayor and bailiffs by Bartholomew de Burgherssh, admiral of the fleet 
from the mouth of the Thames towards the West, to Amald Garsy and 
John de Astweyt, clerk, by indenture, so that they shall take the cloth 
and merchandise tO' London, to be kept there. By K. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. Order to' cause certain 
ships called 'la Seinfe Marie' of Lekvte, Spain, 'la Seinte Marie 
MavdeTe)/n' of Placencia, ' la Seinte Nicholas,' ' la Seinte Marie, 
' la. Seinte Katerine,' and ' la nief Seint Sauveour' of Vermeu, Spain, 
to' be dfr-arrested without delay, and to permit NicholaiS Ma.rtyn, Martin 
Lopes, Peter Darosteofni, Martin Yvaynes, John de Thurbvk, and John 
Martyn, masters of these ships, toi cross to Gascony or Spain, with them 
to seek wine and other merchandise, and bring it thence tO' the realm, 
provided that the masters do not take wool, merchandise or victuals 
out of the realm against the king's prohibition, as the masters have 
besought the king tO' cause this to be done, as the ships were fre^'ghted 
in Spain to take certain thinsfs thence to the port of Southampton or 
Sandwich, as may appear by the bills of lading, which they have in their 
possession, and they brought the things to the port of Southampton 
and unloaded them there, and the ships were arrested by pretext of an 
order to arrest all ships coming to that port for a naval subsidy, of which 
the king was then much in need, and the king wishes to treat mer- 
chants of Spain, coming to the realm to trade, well and favourably, so 
long as they conduct themselves well. By C. 

To the purvevors and takers of wool in co-. Lincoln. Order not to take 
any of the wool of John de Portenario, merchant, of Lombardy, accord- 
ina: to the ordinance made by the king and his council concerning the 
taking of such wool, provided that he will not take the wool bought by 
him out of the realm, asfa.in&t the form of the king's prohibition, as the 
kinsr wishes tO' do favour to John. By K. 

The like to the purvevors and takers of wool in co. Southampton, for 
Vfinnus Grandon[is] and Bernard Damas, merchants, of Lombardy. 

Membrane 15 — Schedule. 

Warantia dierum. 

To the justices of the Bench. Order not to put Edmund le Averenges 
in. default for not appearing before them, on Monday, the octaves of 
Trinity last, in the assize of mort d'ancestre, which John de Cromwel- 
botheon and Alice his wife, and the said Edmund and Elizabeth his wife, 
arramed against Brian de Thomhill, parson of Bedale chm-ch. for 12 
messuasfes, 13 bovates of land, 100s. rent, and the moiety of 300 acres 
of wood in Landmote, because h© was in the king's ser\nce, by his order, 
on that day. By p.s. [10272.] 

Membbane 14. 

Nov. 6. To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order, upon sight of these presents, to go 
Thame, i,Q Ralph de Jpckyng, knight, collector in that county of the tenth and 



Oct. 10. 

The Tower. 



Sept. 8. 
Westminster. 



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Nov. 10. 

Leighton 
Buzzard. 



1337. Membrane 14 — cont. 

fifteenth granted by the laity at Nottine^haim, and induce him to pay 
200/. of that money to William de Northwell, clerk of the great ward- 
robe, or to his aittorney, and if he refuse to do this, then to take him 
and have him before the king in chanceiy on the quinzadne oF Martinmas 
next, to answer for such contempt, and to do and receive what the 
king's com-t shall determine in the premises, and to cause the 200Z. 
to be levied of Ralph's lands and chattels without delay, and to halve 
thiem in chancery on the said quinzaine to be delivered to Wilham, 
knowing that if he is remiss in the execution of the order, the king will 
punish liim for disobedience, as the king lately ordered Ralph to pay thait 
sum to William upon the expenses of his office, and because Railph refused 
to do so, asserting that he would not obey the order, the king strictly 
ordered him to do so without delay or eixcuse, and that he should be in 
chancery on the morrow of All Saints' last, to answer for his contempt, 
and Ralph has not made the said payment and refused to appear on the 
said day, retaining the money in his possession and applying it to his 
own use. By p.s. 

To the treasTirer and barons of the exchequer. Order to audit the 
account of Thomas de Melcheboum of Lynnie, for the victuals purveyed 
by him for the king's use, and to allow to him 7s. 6t?. for each of 180 
quarters of wheat, and is. for each of 2.38 quarters of oats, as on Wed- 
nesday after Michaelmas in the tenth yeair of the reign, the king caused 
2,000 quarters of wheat and 1,000 quarters of oats, at 7s. 6c?. and 4s. the 
quarter respectively, by the measure of 8 bushels, according to the standard 
of England, each bushel of wheat streeked (rasam), and of the oats one 
bushel streeked and one heaped up (cumulataTn), to^ be bought of Thomas 
by John, archbishop of Canterbury, the chancellor, and Henry, bishop of 
Lincoln, the treasurer, before others of the coomcil at Nottingham, and the 
king ordered Thomas to caus© the wheat and oats to be taken at his: own 
cost but at the king's risk to Berwick, to be delivered to Robert de Tong, 
keeper of the king's victuals there ; and Thomas caused 180 quarters 
of wheat and 238 quarters of oats to be placed in a ship called 
* la Godeyer,^ of Lynne, and sent them to Berwick ; and after- 
wards at the prosecution of Tho^mas, showing that the ship was 
wrecked in a storm and the com thierein totaJly lost ait the entry of the 
port of Berwick, and beseeching the king to order his indemnity, the 
king ordered Thomas de Burgh, chancellor of Berwick-upon-Tweed and 
chamberlain there, to take ari inquisition on the matter, by which it 
is found that Thomas caused to be placed in that ship 180 nuarters of 
wheat in hundreds, by the measure called the English bushel, streeked 
without advantage, and 238 quarters of oats by the same bushel, of which 
one was streeked and the other heaped up, to be taken from, the port- of 
Lynn, to the port of Berwick, and that the ship was wrecked as aforesaid 
on the eve of St. Clement, in the 10th year of the king's redgn, and 
that the wheat was lost without the fault of the master and mairiners, 
except 13i chaldrons (reJdris) of wheat and 6 chaldrons, H quarters of 
oats, which were sold at divers pricekS for 117. 13s. 3d., and that each 
chaldron of the wheat was then worth 24s. at Berwick, and each chaldron 
of oats 8s. ; and Thomas has besought the king to cause allowance for the 
said com to be made to him in his account for the time when he was one 
of the purveyors of the king's victuals and other things. By K. 

Nov. 15. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay 1,000 marks to 
quaxrendon. Richard, airl of Arundel, and William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salis- 
31. N 



210 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



i-ool. Membrane 14 — cont. 

bury, leaders of the king's army for Scotland, without delay, in subven- 
tion of their expenses, in purveying victuals and in paying wages to 
their men. By p.s. [10422.] 

Nov. 17. 'Y'q, Ralph de Middelneye. Order, upon sight of these presents, to 
^™^' go to the place where the 5007. which the king ordered him to deliver to 
Anthony Baohe [as at page 187 above], is deposited, and to cause it to be 
taken and delivered to Anthony, as the king has learned that he has not 
yet done thisi, knowinjr that if he is remiss in the execution of this order, 
the king will punish him as disobedient. By K. 

To J. bishop of Exeter. Order to permit Ralph to' take that money 
and deliver it to Anthony, and to assist liim if he is impeded in 
doing this, and give him all the aid and counsel he is able, so that the 
king may not have reason to complain of the bishop. By K. 

To the dean and chapter of Exeter. The like order. By K. 

Nov. 24. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause a coroner for that cotmty to 
Quarrendon. j^g elected in place of Henry Nieweman, who' is insufficiefntly qualified. 

Nov. 26. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
Thame, to be elected in place of William de Humberston of Lincoln, who cannot 
exercise the duties of his office. 



MEMBBANE 13. 

Nov. 6. To the collectors of customs in the port of Southamptoni. Order to 

Thame. count the sacks of wool laden by Diniis Forsetti and his fellows, mer- 
chantg of the society of the Bardi of Florence, from 26 Januairy last, 
in that port, and if they find that the merchants have not yet laded 
600 saoks, to allow them to lade what is lacking in ships of parts beyond 
and take it to Lombardy, quit of the loan of 20s. on each sack, for 
which they have satisfied tlie king, by a certain security, as on 26 
January last, the king granted that those merchants should lade 300 
sacks of wool in that port, and afterwards granted the same for other 
300 sacks, and that they should take them tO' Lombardy, finding security 
that they would not take them elsewhere, and the king ordered the 
collectors to receive the subsidy and loan granted to the king, from that 
wool, beyond the usual custom, and to permit the merchants to take 
their wool to Lombardy, and the merchants have besought the king, as 
they have not yet laded 600 saoks, to grant that they may lade what 
is lacking, in that port, and take it to the said parts. By K. 

Nov. 12. ■ To the mayor and baiUffs of Sandwich. Order to cause a ship called 
Quarrendon. ' Ja Seinte Marie,' of Bayonne, to be delivered to John de Towartygg, 
its master, without delay, and to permit him to cross with it to the 
port of Great Yarmouth, as the king wishing to do favour to John 
for the good deeds of the admiral, mayor, and others of the city of 
Bayonne in attacking" with their ships certain of the king's enemies, 
granted that he should take that sliip, which is ajTested in that port, 
to the port of Great Yarmouth and lade it there with herrings, and to 
cause it to be taken thence with another ship of Bayonne, also there, 
to the parts of the city of Bayonne, and the city of Bordeaux for the 
maintenance of the king's lieges there. By p.s. 

To the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. The like order. 

By the same writ. 



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Nov. 8. 
Thame. 



Membrane 13 — cant. 

To the sheriff cf Cornwall. Order to cause the deanery of St. Berianal, 
Cornwall, to be restored to Master John de Ma.unt, without delay, 
too'ether with the issues thereof, and the goods and chattels which are 
in. the sheriif's custody, for his maintenance, as Williaim de HardeshuU, 
appointed to take the possessions of certain aliens into the king's hand 
in that county, sO' took that deaneiy, which John holds by the late king's 
gi-ant, because John is a native of France, and William delivered the 
deanery, lands, goods, and chattels to the sheriff to be kept ; and the king 
wishes to do favour to John because he has held the deanery for 22 years 
and more, and has made continual stay there and elsewhere in the realm, 
and the fruits and issues of the deanery are hardly sufficient for his 
maintenance. By C. 

Nov. 14. To Dinus Forsetti, Peter Bini, and their fellows, merchants of the 
Quarrendon. society of the Bardi of Florence. Request to pay 16/. without delay to 
Master John Oilers and four of his fellows, merchants of Hainanlt, as 
the king is bound to them in that sum for their wages between 5 
October last and 14 November following, ais may appear by a bill under 
the seal of Edmund de la Beche, keeper of the wardrobe, which they have 
tn their possession. By K. 



Nov. 20. 

Thame. 



Nov. 14. 
Quarrendon. 



Nov. 18. 
Quarrendon. 



Nov. 18. 
Thame. 



To the trea.surer and chamberlains. Order to pay 11?. 16s. to the 
abbot of Fecamp, if they find, on examininp- hisi indenture, that he has 
not yet obtained pa.yment thereof, as the abbot has besought the king 
to order payment to be made to him, as Geoffrey de Say, late admiral 
of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames towards the South, took from 
the abbot 8 oxen of the price of 116.?., 10 cows of the price of 100s., and 
two heifers of the price of 20s., by reason of a commissiori) tO' the 
admiral to caiUse victuals and other necessaries to be purveyed for the 
raaiiners of the said fleet, as appears by an indenture between the abbot 
and Geoffrey, shown before the king in chancery and by Geoffrey's 
certificate. By K. and C. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to pay to Nicholas de la Beche, con- 
stable of the Tower of London, the arrears of 26s. 8<f. a week, which 
the king ordered the sheriff to pay to him for the maintenance of the 
earl of Murref \_as at jiagt 46 ahnve\ from 24 October last, and to pay 
26s. 8</. weekly henceforth, as long as the earl is in prison in the 
custody of Nicliolas. By C. 

\F(£dera^ 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to restore to John Mowyn r.f 
Little Dodyngton, clerk, his lands, goods and chattels which were taken 
into the king's hands on his being indicted before Geoffrey le Scrop and 
his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before the king, of the 
homicide of Peter, under-bailiff of the hundred of Wymeresle, killed at 
Cotene, as John ha® purged his innocence before .... bishop 
of Lincoln, ordinary of the place, to whom he was delivered by the 
justices, in accordance with the privilege of the clergy, as Simon de 
Islep, canon of Lincoln, general vicar of the bishop while he is absent, 
has shown by letters under the bishop's seal. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allow- 
ance to be made to the sheriff of Essecx in his account, of the sums which 
he shall bo found to have paid to Nicholas de la Beche, constable of the 
Tower of London, by virtue of the preceding order. 

N 2 



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1337. 

Nov. 20. 
Thame. 



Membrane 13 — cont. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to John de Pulteneye 
2007. if they find that he paid that stun to William de Bohnn, earl of 
Northampton, by virtue of the king's order [as at page 81 above\ or 
to cause him to have am aissimment where he may quickly be satisfied. 

By K. 



Membbane 12. • ' 

Nov. 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the late 
Qnarrendon. fdn^, on 10 April, in the 19th year of his reign, panted that John de 
Pulteneye, citizen of London, should be quit for life of all tallaiges, aids 
and other contributions, saving the due and accustomed prisesi, and 
although the king ordered the taxers and collectors of the tenth and 
fifteenth, granted in the parliament at Westminster in the 10th year of 
the reign to permit John to be quit thereof, amd ordered the treasurer 
and barons and the collectors to- cause John to be quit thereof, yet Hugh 
do Croft and Simon Croyser, talxers and collectors of that tenth and 
fifteenth, asserting that the treasurer and barons had delayed to allow 
them 56s. at the exchequer under pretext that John's goods and chattels 
in ithe towns of Clepham and Knotyng, co. Bedford, ought to be 
assessed and taxed at 405. and I65. respectively for the said tenth, with 
the goods and chattelsi of the other men of those towns, exact 56s. 
for the said tenth and fifteenth and also 56s. of the tenth and 
fifteenth granted at Nottingham, in the 10th year of the reign, where- 
upon John has besought the king to provide a remedy; the king 
therefore orders the treasurer and barons to order the satid 112s. to be 
allowed to Hugh and Simon in their account and to cause the exaction 
made on John to be superseded, and to cause John and the said towns 
to be quit thereof, if they shall find upon inspection of the rolls of the 
said tacxations or by inquisition or otherwise that John's own goods 
in these towns were taxed at 112s. among the goods and chattels of 
the said men,. 

Like order to Hugh and Simoni to supersede the said demand. 

Nov. 24. To Walter de Mauny, admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the 
Quarrendon. Thames towards the north, or to him who' supplies his place. Order 
to cause all the ships of the fleet lately sent beyond the sea., which 
returned in his company to the port of Erewell or neighbouring places, 
to be detained under arrest as soon as they are provided with men and 
other necessaries, until further orders, and if he sees fit to set out 
to sea with those ships to harass the king's enemies crossing the sea, or 
lying in wait for the king's subjects or friends, he shall do so, but so that 
the ships shall return to the said port or the port of Sandwich, within 
three weeks from the time when they set out, and the king does not 
wish him or any in those ships to inflict injury on merchants of Spain 
or Almain or other parts, which are in his friendship, whO' wish to come 
to the realm or otherwise to cross the sea. The king has ordered the 
sheriffs of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex to caiuse suitable victuals to be 
bought and delivered to Walter, and to the masters, mariners and other 
men in these ships for their maintenance for three weeks, which victvials 
the king wishes Walter to receive from them by indentures. By K. 
[Fcedera.] 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to cause such victuals 
to be provided, to be taken to the ships and delivered by indenture tq 



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the admiral or him who supplies his place, and if he has no moiiey 
ready of the issues of his bailiwick, to assign some day to the men 
from whom he caused the victuals to be taken, on which he shall caiuae 
them to be satisfied. The king has ordered the sheriff of Essex that 
if the slieriff of Norfolk cannot conveniently provide sufficient in his 
baiiliwick, he shall cause what is necessary in addition to' be bought 
and dehvered at the notification of the sheriff of Norfolk. By K. 

[Ibid.] 

Mandate in pursuance to the sheriff of Essex. [Ibid.] 

Nov. 24. To the taxers and collectors in co. Leicester of the tenth and fifteenth 
Quarrendon. granted by the community of the reahn for three years in the last 
council at Westminster. Order to cause the money which they 
shall ascertain the men of that county to^ have paid to the sheriff for 
the king's expenses for the defence of the realm, to be allowed to 
them in the payment of the tenth and fifteenth for the first year, pro»- 
vided that the men shall pay the residue of the tenth and fifteenth 
after the allowance has been made, as those men have besought the 
king to cause such allowance to- be made tO' them, as they granted a 
sum of money to- the king before certain heges, appointed to^ show the 
king's intention and wish ia this matter. By K. and C. 

Nov. 27. To the taxers and collectors in co. Cambridge of the tenth and 
Quaxrendon. fifteenth granted for three yearsi in the last council at Westminster. 
Order to pay by indenture 40Z. of the first term of payment of thaifc 
money toi Master Thomas Powys, master of the scholars whom the king 
maintains in the university of Cambridge, for the maintenance of him- 
self and those scholars, as the 40Z. which the king ordered the sheriff 
of Cambridge to pay to Thomas have not yet been paid to hitn on 
account of divers payments made by the sheriff by the king's order. 
[Foedera.] By p.s. 

Nov. 20. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause 2,000Z. to be 
Thame. paid to John de Pulteneye, or a competent assignment tO' be made to 
him therefor, as he paid to Arnald de Diiro Forti and Arnald his son, 
at the king's request, 2,000/., which the king granted to them for a 
general release Avhich they made to him, and the king promised to pay 
the 2,000/. to John at Midsummer last. By K. 

Dec. 3. To the taxers and collectors in co. Hertford of the tenth and fifteenth 

Beading, granted for three years in the last council at Westminster. Order to 
have all that money for the term of St. Andrew last, at London, with- 
out delay, to be delivered to John de Thorp, the king's clerk, supplying 
the place of Mastei* WiUiam la Zousch, dean of St. Peter's, York, the 
treasurer, because it behoves the king tO' spend great sums for the 
defence of the reahn. By K. 

The hke to the following, to wit: — 
The taxers and collectors in co. Kent. 
The taxers and collectors in co. Surrey. 



Dec. 3. 
Blading. 



MeMbbanS n. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coi-onci' for that coiinty 
to be elected in place of Henry do Walpol, deceased. 



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1337. 

Dec. 1. 

Alder- 
maston. 



Nov. 16, 

Thame. 



Dec. 1. 

Beading. 



Membrane 1 1 — cont. 

To the taxers and collectors in co. Cambridge of the tenth and 
fifteenth granted for three years in the council at Westminster. Order 
to pay 500A. of the first term of payment to Master Thomas Crosse, 
clerk of the great wairdrobe, because the king hais ordered him to purvey 
cloth, pellure and fur for the king's livery of the present Christmas, and 
it will behove him to expend a great sum for that purveyance. 

By letter of the secret seal. 

Toi WilUam. de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, constable of Dover 
castle and warden of the Cinque Ports. The king has received the 
plaint of Petea' Seseres, merchant of Aragon, containing that whereas 
at his suit showing that certam malefactors of Sandwich and the neigh- 
bouring pai-ts had taken a ship called ' Seynt Lowys,' upon the sea near 
Sandwichi, laden with the goods and merchandise of Peter and other 
merchants of Aragon of no' small value^ had brought it to the port 
of that town, a.nd had done their will with the goods and merchandise, 
the king ordered William to find out by inquisition those who were so 
guilty, and to imprison them, and cause their goods and chattels to be 
arrested and detained until they satisfied the merchants for thear ship, 
goods and merchandise; and although the mem of Sandwich, appearing 
before the earl, have acknowledged that they are willing to pay to 
Peter and the others 330^. for the goods and merchandise, of those 
500Z. which the merchants demanded by amicable treaty made between 
them, yet the men of Sandwich delay to' pay that money, wherefore the 
merchants have besought the king to provide a remedy ; the king there- 
fore orders the earl tO' compel the men of Sandwich, and those gxiilty 
of the premises by all their goods and chattels, by imprisonment and 
in other ways, to pay 330/. to the merchants, without delay, and to 
pay them for the damages which the earl shall ascertain them to have 
sustained by reason of the delay, if the men of Sandwich have acknow- 
ledged that they are willing to pay 330/. as aforesaid. By C. 

To Ralph Hastyng, sheriff of York. Order to caiuse William Page, 
Ralph Page, John Page and Thomas Cumplyn to be released if they 
shall find mainpernors who will undertake to liave them before the king 
or his justices to^ answer for their felonies and misdeeds, and to have 
the names of the mainpernors and this writ before the justices en tlie 
octaves of Hilaiy next, the king also wishes the sheriff to be attendant 
upon the others nominated in the letters patent tO' pursue and capture 
them, as upon the information of the community of the realm by their 
petitions before the king and his council in the late parliament at 
Westminster, showing that several malefactors, joining together in 
different places in the realm, entering the presence of the justices 
armed, lying in wait for men of religion, merchants, rich men and other 
lieges, take and imprison them and exto-rt money from them by 
threats, committing ail manner of crimes, and the men of that county 
have not dared to indict or arrest them while they are at large, the 
king appointed certain lieges to airest and imprison such m.alefactors 
and their abettors, and the king appointed the sheriff so to arrest 
William, Ralph, John and Thomas and others named in the letters 
patent, suspected of such crimes, and to take them to the Tower of 
London, to be imprisoned by the constable or him who supplies his 
place; but the king has learned that William, Ralph, John and Thomas 
are of good report and not suspect, and he does not wish them to suffer 
by imprisonment. By C. 



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1337. 

Nov. 10. 
Thame. 



Deo. 6. 

Alder- 
maston. 



Nov. 26. 

Reading. 



Dec. 6. 

Reading. 



Membrane 11 — cont. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order toi pay 63^. 4s. to Adam 
Bryan, master of a ship called ' la Trinite,' of Southampton, or to his 
attorney, or to give him an assignment where he may quickly be satisfied, 
as ait Adam's suit, showing that his ship had been arrested in the port 
of Bristol by Roger Turtle and Hugh de Langebrugg, by reason of 
the king's order under the exchequer seal, to arrest two ships of double 
equipment of 200 tuns burthen each, and four suitable barges, in that 
port or other ports of those parts, to set out in the king's service, and 
he had afterwards stayed in the king's service from 14 November, in 
the 9th year of the reign, until 15 February following, and for 88 days 
following that, with his ship and a constable and 48 mariners in the 
same, in going to Dunbretaign, and he had received nothing from Roger 
and Hugh for freighting the ship and for the wages of himself and liis, 
except for 40 days, and 62Z. 4s. are owing to him for the remaining days, 
and beseeching the king toi order that sum toi be paid to him, the king 
ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to audit his account 
in this matter, and to do what pertained to the final issue' thereof, and 
and that done to inform the king of the issues thereof; and by the 
certificate thus returned it is found that 63^. 4s.. are due to Adam, for 
his wages and those of Walter Cote, constable, and 48 sailors and others 
for the said time and for the freightage of the ship. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamber- 
lainsL Order to pay 500 marks to John Baronshel, John Junctyn and 
their fellows, merchants of the society of the Peruzzi, or to give tliem 
an assignment, if they shall find them to have paid that sum tO' Master 
William la Zousche, the treasurer, then keeper of the privy seal, by 
virtue of the king's order, as the king granted 1,000 marks to William 
for his good service in retaining men-at-arms and others with him in 
Scotland, and ordered the merchants to pay 500 mai'ks to him. 

To Robert d© Tong, receiver of the king's victuals at Berwick-upon- 
Tweed and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, or to him who' supphes his plape in 
Newcastle. William de Emeldon, clerk, and John de Karliolo have 
besought the kin|g, that whereais divers houses in Newcastle, which 
Richard de Emeldon, William's uncle, assigned to' certain chaplains for 
celebrating divine service for Richard's soul, were occupied by the king's 
victuals, sent for the maintenance of his lieges in Scotland, for some time 
back, without any payment being made for the last two^ years, that the 
king will be pleased to order the payment of the airrears of those 10^. 
yearly, which the locum tenens agreed tO' pay when they took the 
houses from William and John, to whom they were demised by the 
chaplains for a certain term, and to pay those 10/. henceforth so long as 
they retain the houses for the king's use ; the king therefore orders 
Robert to dO' this, if the locum tenens took these houses as aforesaid. 

By 0. 

To Ralph de Middelnye, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall 
and Devon. Order tO' deliver to Hugh de Meleplash the arrears of 
49s. 2d. from the manor of Stoke St. Edwald, co. Dorset, from the time 
when the manor was taken into the king's hands, and to' pay it hence- 
forth, as long as the manor is in the king's hands and in Ralph's custody, 
as it being lately found by inquisition 2>>o.s-^ mortem, that Hugh de 
PojTitz, tenant in chief, held that manor in his demesne as of fee of 
Elizabeth de Burgo by the service of a 20th part of a knight's fee, and 
that the manor is charged with -19«. '2(1. to Hugh de Melcjilash, who hais 



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Membrane 11 — cont. 



besought the king to cause that sum to be delivered to him, of that manor, 
which was taken into the king's hands at the death of Hugh de Poyntz 
and is in his hands by reason of the minority of his heir, the king ordered 
the escheator to take an inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found 
that Hugh de Poyntz granted to Hugh 49s. 2d. of yearly pension from that 
manor on Sunday after St. Valentine, 10 Edward H, for life, to wit, at 
All Saints' 22s. &d. for his robe, with fur, and 26s. ^d. at Michaelmas and 
Easter. 



Membrane 10. 

Nov. 20. To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Order to cause a ship called 
Thame. ' la Seint Edward,' of Sandwich, which is lying in that port, to be made 
ready for war and delivered to Richard, earl of Arundel, and William 
de Monte AcutOj earl of Salisbury', and to cause the ship to be freighted 
for Scotland, so that tha setting out of it may not be retarded by their 
default, as the king lately ordered them to cause that ship to be made 
ready with all possible speed, supplied with men and mariners and other 
necessaries and delivered to the earls, whoin the king appointed leaders 
of the army which he destines for Scotland, to be taken to Berwick-upon- 
Tweed for the maintenance of themselves and their men, and the king 
wishes to hasten the setting out of the ship. 

Nov. 26. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

LaiDgley, to be elected in place of John de Barton, of Kyngeston-upon-Hull, who 

is collector of the old and new custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in 

the port of Kyngeston-upon-Hull, and is so occupied with other affairs 

of the king that he cannot discharge the duties of his office. 

Dec. 3. To John Moryn, escheator beyond Trent. Order tO' assign dower to 
Heading. Katherine, late the wife of John de NeviU, tenant in chief, from all 
the lands which belonged to her husband at his death, in the presence 
of Robert de Maule, the king's yeoman, to whom, the king committed the 
custody of the said lands until John's heir should come of age, if he 
choose to attend, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's 
licence. 

I)ec. 8. To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a verderer for the 
Reading, forest of Saus© to be elected in place of Laurence de Quynton, deceased. 

Dec. 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamber- 
Reading, lains. Order tO' the treasurer and chamberlains to pay 146/. 14s. Sd. 
to Humphrey de 'Bohun, earl of Hereford, or to the treasurer and 
barons to give him due satisfaction or an assignment tlierefor, where he 
may quickly be satisfied, receiving the earl's bill from him, as the king 
is bound to him in that sum for the wages of thirty of his men at arms 
staying by the king's order in garrison at Perth, from 24 November, in 
the 10th year of the reign, until 20 April following, as appears by a 
bill of the wardrobe, in the eaai's possession, imder the seal of Richard 
de Feriby, late keeper of the wardrobe. By K. 

Dec. 4. To Roger de Acton, the king's clerk. Order not to intermeddle 

Readiug. further with the priory of Clyfford, its lands, possessions or benefices, 

restoring the issues to the prior, who has shown the king that although 

he and all the canons are EngUsh, and that the prior ought to be elected 

by English canons, and the house was founded by Englishmen, and 



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2ir 



1337. 



Membrane 10 — cont. 



not by aliens, and is not subject to any house beyond the seai, and the 
priory had no lands which were taken into the hamds of the king's 
progenitors in times past, as the land of aliens, yet Roger has taken 
the priory and possessions under colour of the king's commission to him, 
as if the prior was an alien of the power of the king of France, wherefore 
the prior has besought the king to oause his hand to be amoved from 
the priory and its possessions. 

Nov. 28. To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to 
Quarrendon. permit John Baroncelli, John Stephani and their fellows, merchants of 
the society of the Peruzzi, to take 300 sacks of wool to Lombardy, quit 
of tlie loan of 2Us. on each sack, by a certain security, ha-ving received 
the oustom and subsidy of 20s. on each sack thereupon, provided that if 
the merchants wish to take other wool out of the realm, they shall pay 
the loan, as well as the- subsidy and custom, because although the king 
ordered the collectors to receive the loan, subsidy and oustom from those 
merchants for tlie 300 sacks of wool, which he granted them permission 
to take to Lombardy by a certain security, the merchants have satished 
the king for the said loan. 

Dec. 5. To the justiciary, chancellor and treasurer of Ireland. Order upon 
Reading, sight of these presents, to receive the victuals purveyed by Thomas 
Crosse, the king's clerk, from him or from Williaiu Bettei, hia attorney, 
and tO' cause 40 tuns of wine, 30 tuns of horn-, and 20 quarters of salt to be 
bought and purveyed in convenient places, and tO' cause all the said 
victuals to be taken to the port of Skymbumesse for the maintenance of 
the king's army, to be delivered by indenture toi the receiver of the 
king's victuals there, whom the king has ordered to receive them, 
because the king has learned that the treasurer has not taken heed to 
receive the victuals purveyed by Thomas or to send them to the said 
place, as the king ordered Thomas to purvey such victuals, and ordered 
the justiciary, chancellor and treasurer toi receive them from him aiad 
take them to the said port to be delivered as aforesaid. By K. and C. 
To John de Glanton, receiver of the king's victuals ait Carlisle. Order 
to receive the said victuals, when they come tO' the said port, by in- 
denture, from those who bring them, and to cause them to be safely kept 
for the maintenance of the king's army. 

Dec. 6. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
Reading, to be elected in place of Walter de Assenhawe, deceased. 

Dec. 3. To the purveyors and takers of wool in the city of London. Order 
Reading, not to take any of the wool of Dinus Forcetti, Peter Bini and their 
fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi of Florence, by virtue of 
their commission, and to restore what they have taken, permitting the 
merchants to take their wool from that city, to tlie port of Southam- 
ton by laitd, to be taken thencd to Lombardy, according to the king's 
licence, though it is the king's intention that if the merchants buy any 
wool in the realm after his ordinance, then that wool shall be taken 
for his use, like other wool in the realm, as it was lately agreed before 
t)ie king and his council that the wool of the merchants of Lombardy 
and other parts beyond, shoodd not be taken into the king's hands by 
reason of the ordinance so to take ai certain number of sacks of wool. 

By C. 
The like to the same in favour of John Baronshel and his fellows, 
merchants of the society of the Peruzzi. 



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1338. 



Membrane 10 — cont. 



Jan. 4. The like to the same in favour of Francis de Sene, merchant of 
The Tower. Lombardy. 

Bernardinus Dainas and John Bonaventurej merchants of Lombardy, 
have like writs. 

1337. 

Dec. 15. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
Westminster, tg, ^q elected in place of Adam de Reresby, who is unfit. 

Dec. 15. To William de Langeford. Order to cause the bridge of the New 

Westminster. Temple, by whi.ch magnaites and others coming to' parliaments and 

councils at London, commonly cross to Westminster from the city and 

its suburbs, to be repaired where necessary, from the ferm which he 

renders yearly for the houses of the said Temple. By C. 



Membbane 9. 

Dec. 4. To Nicholas atte Hagh and Richard de Walden, collectors in co. 

Reading. Berks of the tenth and fifteentli granted for three years in the last 
council at Westminstej-. Order to pay 1,020/. of that money to Edmund 
de la :Beclie, keeper of tliei wardrobe, receiving from him the tallies 
levied and his letters of acquittance, as the king lately ordered William 
de SiJersholt and Richard Paynel, then appointed to levy the tenth and 
fifteenthi in that county, to pay 1,020/. to' Edmund upon the expenses 
of the household, as appears by inspection of the writ which Edmund 
exhibited closed in chancery, and which the king ordered to- be opened 
tiiere, and the king wishes the money to be paad to Edmund with all 
speed, although he appointed Nicholas and Richard in the place of 
William and Richard, and caused two tallies of the exchequer, contain- 
ing the said sum, to be levied under the names of WiUiam and Richard, 

By K. 

Dec. 8. To the sheriff of Kent. Order' to' cause a coroner for that county 
Keadiug. to be elected in place of Philip- Pympe, who is so weak and broken by 
age that he cannot discharge the dutiesi of his office. 

Dec. 12. To the taxers and collectors in the West Riding, co. York, of the 
Reading, tenth and fifteenth granted for three years in the last council at 
Westminster. Order tO' cause tlie money which they shall find that 
the men of Doncaster paid to Master William la Zousche, dean of St. 
Peter's, York, the treasurer, tO' be allowed to- tiiem in the paiyment of 
the tenth and fifteenth for the first year, provided that the men shall 
pay the residue after that allowance hais been made, because the com- 
munity of Doncaster have besought the king that whereas they granted 
a certain sum of money before Geoffrey le Scrop and other lieges 
appointed to show the king's wish for the defence of the reahn, in aid 
of the king's expenses, and paid it to the treasurer, the king will cause 
such allowance to be made to them. By K. and C. 

Dec. 14. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamber- 
Westminster, lains. Order to pay 2,090/. 13s. \\\d. to Richard de la Pole, the king's 
butler, or to give him an assignment where he may quickly be satisfied, 
if they shall ascertain, upon viewing his account, that the siun is due 
to him, as he has besought the king to- order payment or satisfaction 
to be made to him, ais he had fully accounted ior the expenses of kig 



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i.667. Membrane 9 — cont. 

office of butler and other offices touching it from Michaelmas, in the 
10th yeai' of the king's reign, until Michaelmas foUowing, and 
2,090Z. 13s. ll^d. are owing to him by that account. By K. 

Dec. 18. To tlie sheiiff of Huntingdon. Order to restore to Giles de Bolon- 
Westmiceter. villa, parson of Ripton Abbotsi church, a native of the power of the king 
of France, liis said church, the fruits and issues of the same, and all 
goods and chattels there, which were taken into the king's hands by 
Henry de Ingelby, the king's clerk, appointed so to take the possessions 
of certain ahens in that county, and delivered by him to the sheriff, as 
Giles has resided for 20 years and more in his benefice, and the king 
wishes to do favour toi him, at the request of Queen Isabella. By K. 

Dec. 15. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to dis^ 
WestmiDBter. strain John de Aspalo for his homage and fealty, because he has done 
homage and fealty to the king for the lands which he holds of hua. 

By p.s. [10453.] 

Dec. 15. To the same. Order to cause Hugh Chaunceux, son and heir of John 

WestmiDBter. Chaunceux of Canewedon, tenant in chief of the late king, tO' have seisin 

of all the lands of which his father was seised in chief at his death, 

because he has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has 

taken his homage. By p.s. [10451.] 

Dec. 10. To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Whex-eas the king lately 
Windsor, appointed Amald Garcy and John dc Astwait to take into the king's 
hands bales of cloth and other merchandise of certain men of Bayonne 
and Spain, which were taken in certain ships of Bayonne commg from 
Flanders, and delivered to^ the mayor and bailiffs by Bartholomew de 
Burgherssh, admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames towards 
the West, to be kept for the king's use, and toi deliver the bales and 
merchandise, which those men can show to be theirs, to those men, of 
the king's favoui', and to take the remainder to London, to be kept for 
the king's use there ; and now Amald and John have infonned. the 
kmg that six bales of William Peres de Lesbay of Bayonne^ to wit, 
four of ' Maubuge ' and two of ' Ai'ras,' v/hicdi were in a ship called ' Navis 
del,' of Bayonne, and delivered to William Loveryk, late mayor of 
Sandwich, to be kept for the king's use, by the admiral, are eloigned 
by I William, who has refused to deliver them to Amadd and John, 
although they have repeatedly required him to do so, the king consider- 
ing this to be in his contempt, orders the mayor and bailiffs to take 
informaition upon the premises by inquisition if necessary, and 
if they find that William refuses to deliver the bales as afore- 
said, to compel him with all speed by distraints of his goods 
and chattels, imprisonment and other ways, to restore the bales, 
or the value thereof if they do not exist, having consideration to 
his contempt in this matter and the damages suffered thereby, knowing 
that if they show theonselves remiss in the execution of this order, the 
king will punish them as disobedient. By K. 

To the mayor ani bailiffs of Southampton. Like order, ' mutatis 
mutandis,' in favour of John Bidard of Bayonne, for divers goods and 
merchandise of cloth and armoui' and 11. in gold and silver in a ship 
called ' la iSeint Jake,' of Bayonne, in the port of Sandwich, taken by 
John Dote, master of a ship called * la Margerie,' of Hampton, who was 
in the admiral's company, and eloigned to the town of Southampton, 



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wherefore Amald and John de Astwait could not deliver those goods to 
John Bidai-d according to the form of their commission, and the said 
goods ought to pertain to the king as forfeit. By K. 

To Bartholomew d© Burgherssh, admiral of the fleet from the mouth 
of the Thames towaids the West, or to him who supplies his place. 
Like order, 'mutatis mutandis,' with respect to certain goods aaid 
armour of Peter de Las, of Bayonne, taken in a ship called ' la Seint 
Marie,' of Bayonne, by John Feron, Laurence Corby and John Scaloigne, 
in two ships called ' la Mighel ' of Kye and ' la Bolt,' of Tyngemuth, and 
eloigned by them. By K. 

To the same. Like order, ' mutatis mutandis/ with respect to certain 
men of Bayonne, concerning their cloth and armour taken in a ship 
called ' la Seint Jake,' of Bayonne, by James Boys of Dertemuth, 
master of a ship called ' Navis. Dei,' Michael Labron of Dertemuth, 
master of a ship called ' la Seint N icholas.,' John Fa,uk, master of a 
ship called ' la George,' and Richard de la Pole, master of a ship called 
' la Eedecogg,' who eloigned them. By K. 

Dec. 25. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
Guildford, and acquit John de Ifeld and Master WiUiam de Fisshebum, late 
guardians of the bishopric of Chichester, void and in the king's hands, 
of the profits and issues of the temporalities of the bishopric from the 
time of the death of Joim, the last bishop, imtil 21 September last, when 
the king took the fealty of Master Robert de Stretford, bishop elect of 
Chichester, and ordered John and WiUiam to deliver the said issues 
and profits to him. 



Membbane 8. 

Dec. 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequea*. Order to cause Peter 
Westmineter. de Dodecot-e, receiver of the fenn of the manor of Wodestck, to have 
allowance in that ferm for what they shall find liim to have spent by 
reason of the king's order, by writ of privy seal, to caiuse certain repairs 
to be made by the view and testimony of William de Monte Acuto, earl 
of Salisbury, keeper and fermor of that manor, or of him who supplied 
his place there, to wit : a house called. ' Logge,' of stone and timber 
within Wodestok park, for the parkers there, a stone wall about Combmry 
park, a post towards the king's forest there, a house called ' Logge,' of 
stone and timber, in that park and a dike of the wood 40 feet broad by 
the circuit of the park next the paling thereof, and other dikes by the 
middle of the park, and two deer leaps in that park. 

Dec. 14. To the same. Order to allow to Honorius de Sauce and Philip de 
Westmioster. Pisseford, late bailiffs of Northampton, in their ferm, 50/. which they 
have paid to Robert de Foxton, the king's clerk, by the king's order 
[as in this Calendar, 9 Udward III, page 402]. 

Dec. 3. To the same. Order to cause allowance to be made to the keepers 
Newbury, of the islands of Geniereye, Jereseye, Serk and Am-eoieye in their ferm, 
for the simis which they shall be found to have paid to Simon de 
Goldyngham and John de Hoo, the king's yeoman, by the king's order 
on 6 April last, directing them to account with Simon and John, whom 
the king sent to stay in the castles in those islands fur their safe custody, 



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allowing them, their wages, to Simon \^d. and tO' Jokn ^d. a day, and to 
pay them what was found to be due and to pay such wages thenceforth 
so long as Simon and John should remain in that service. 

To the same. Order to ca.use allowance to' be made to the same 
keepers of the sums which Walter de Weston, the king's clerk, supply- 
ing the place of William de Monte Acuto and Henry de Ferariis, keepers 
of these islands, shall be found to have paid to the men chosen for the 
king's service by his order, as the king lately appointed Walter tO' choose 
fifty men, supply them with arms, place them in a ship and send them to 
the islands to stay there at the king's wages against invasions of the 
king's alien enemies, and the king afterwards ordered Walter to pay 
wages of the ferm of the islands, to those men, to wit, to each well armed 
man 6<7., and to each archer 4^. a day, so long as they should remain 
in the said service. 

To the same. Order to ca.use allowance to be made to the said keeper" 
for the costs which they shall be found to have incurred in buying and 
purveying victuals for the caistles of Gemereye and Jere.sei\'e, by virtue 
of the king's order, and for the wages which they have paid to the men 
at arms, whom they chose for the safe keeping of these castles \as in 
thif> Calendar, 10 Edward III, page 586]. 

To the same. Order to cause allowance to be made to William de 
Monte Acuto and Henry de Ferariis, keepers of these islands, the stuns 
which they shall be found tO' haivei paid in repaarina" the castles of those 
islands, by the view and testimony of Master William de la Rue and 
John le Moigne upi to the stmi of 100 marks, by virtue of the king's 
order \as in this Calendar, 9 Edward III, page 426]. 

^\. To the taxers and collectors in co. Devon of the tenth and fifteenth 

^ ^^^' granted for three years in the last council at Westminster. Order to 
deliver 900?. to Master Thomas Crosse, clerk of the great wardrobe, 
upon the purveyances of his office, of the first money of the tenth, and 
fifteenth, if they have not already obeyed the king's previous order by 
writ of the exchequer, to the same eifect, so that no harm may come for 
lack of such payment, for which the king would punish them ; and 
when payment is made, to recover from him the tally of 900Z., wh'ch 
the king caused to be levied at the exchequer under the names of the 
collectors, and delivered to him. By C. 

Dec. 18. William Spicer of Notyngham, imprisoned at Notyngbam for trespass 
Westminster, ^f venison in Shirewod forest, has a writ to Ralph de Nevill, keeper of 
the forest beyond Trent, or to him who supplies his place in Shirewod 
forest, to bail him until the next eyre of the justices of the forest. 

Dec. 15. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
Westminster. Margery, late the wife of William le Blount, the castle and manor of 
Webbeleye, co. Hereford, restoring the issues thereof to her, saving to 
the king her homage due to him, because the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheater that William and Margery held the 
castle and manor jointly at William's death by a fine levied in the 
king's court, for themselves and Margery's heirs, and that the castle 
and manor are held in chief by the service of a moiety of a knight's fee. 

To the same. Order to deliver to the said Margery the town of 
Balterdeleys, co. Stafford, 40s. yeariy rent at Fen ton, 16.?. yearly rent 
at Romesor and 13s. 4(^. yearly rent at Bydulf, because the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that William le Blount 
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he held the said town and rents as of the right of Margery, and that 
the town and rents arc held in chief by the service of a fourth part of 
a knight's fee, and the king has given Margery respite for her homage 
until the Purification next. By p.s. [10449.] 

Dec. 19. To the justice of North Wales or him who supplies his place, and 

Westminstep. ^q, h^q chamberlain of North Wales. Order to admit him whom William 

Trussel, sheriflF of co. Angleseye, in Noirth Wales, shall depute as his 

sub-sheriff, if he is fit, as WilUam is engaged upon the king's affairs, 

especially enjoined upon him so that he cannot stay in the county. 

By p.s. [10470]. 



Membbane 7. 

Dec. 18. To the treasurer and baa-ons of the exchequer. Order to account 
Westmiaster. ■^vj^h William de Ros, of Hamelak, for the costs and expenses incurred 
by him in the late kmg's service, having viewed that king's letters, and 
the sums received by him, and further to cause tO' be done what the 
nature of the account requires, as WiUiam has besought the king to 
cause such account to be made with him, as the late king ordered 
Willia^m to come toi him at Coventry toi set out thence with him against 
the Scots, who were invading the realm, wherefore William came from 
his manor of Freston, in Holand, to the king at Coventry with 100 
men at arms and certain hobelers and other infantry, and on his arrival 
received 150/. from the wardrobe, in part recompence of his expenses 
in bringing the said men, and toi retain the^m in the king's company, which 
150Z. are now exacted of him as of a prest of the wardrobe. 

By K. and C. 
To the same. Order tO' account with John de Toucestr[ia], having 
viewed the king's writs, for the days spent by him in the late king's 
service and for the sums which he received upon his wages and those 
of his men, allowing him so much per diem as they shall see fit, 
and further tO' do' what the natiu-e of the account requires, as John 
has besought the king to provide for his indemnity, as the late king 
ordered him, by divers writs of privy seal, to be at Portesmuth with 
men at arms and others, for the defence of the realm, and John came 
there to the late king with men at arms and others, and received 511. 
upon his wages and those of his men, of a prest of the wardrobe, 
which are now exacted of hinij and John is distrained to render account 
thereof at the exchequer, and the treasurer and barons have hitherto 
refused to audit that account, although John came before them offering 
to render it. 

Dec. 20. To John de Briaunzon, Edmund de Duresme, John de Haveryng 
Westiniuster. and John Giffard. Order not to intermeddle with the choosing and 
airraying of 140 archers on horse in co. Essex, and in taking them to 
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, although the king appointed them for this, so 
that they should be there on St. Nicholas last, to set out thence in the 
king's service, because the men of that county have delivered lOOZ. in 
the wardrobe for the discharge of those archers, in subvention of the 
war, and have besought the king to discharge them of the choosing, 
arraying and leading of the archers. By p.s. [10483.^ 



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1338. Membrane 7 — cont. 

Jan. 1. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
Westminster, to be elected in place of Edmund de Illeye, who is so sick and feeble 
that he cannot travail to fulfil the duties of his office. 

Jan. 4. To the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. Order to deliver to William 
The Tower. fitzWaryn and Mastei' John de Langetoft, whom the king is sending 
to Holand and Seland on his affairs, a ship of that town supplied with 
men, armovir and other necessaries for wai', for their passage to those 
parts. By K. 

To John d© Chamels. Order to deliver to the said William and 
John their reasonable expenses for the time when they are in the said 
parts, and in returning from those parts. By K- 

1337. 

Dec. 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the k-ng 
Westminster, ofrdered Thomas de Burgh, chamberlain of Berwick-upon-Tweed, by 
divers writs under th? great and privy seals, the seal used in Scotland, 
and by other letters under the seals of Robert de Ufford and Henry 
de Ferariis, to pay 20?. to John de Lenne, late clerk of the king's works 
in the castle and town of Berwick, for divers works there, 100.<f. to John 
Crabbe in aid of his expenses for the time when he was staiving at that 
town, for the construction of certain of the king's works, 16?. 12s. Ohd. 
to John de Swanland, clerk of the works of the king's castles and towns 
in Scotland, for divers works there, 47s. Id. to Henry Palmer for divers 
works on the pele built at Stryvelyn, 71. to the monks of the abbey of 
Kelshowe, which the abbots there used to receive for the seventh part 
of the mills of Berwick, 40 marks to the prioi-ess and nuns of 
Suthberewyk, of the anciently appointed alms of the kinsfs of Scot- 
land, 8 marks to the prioress and nuns del Halistan, co. Northumberland, 
granted to them in exchange for certain plots in Rokesburgh, granted 
them by David, sometime king of Scotlatid, 8s. to brother Simon de 
Routhbiry, monk dwelling in the island of Famveland, which Alexander, 
sometime king of Scotland, granted tO' the monks there in frankalmoin 
of the issues of Berwick yearly, 25s. toi Thomas de Bamnburgh, warden 
of the hospital of St. Mary Magdalene, near Berwick, of a yearly rent 
anciently due to the hospital, 40 marks toi the Minorites dwelling there, 
of a like alms granted to them, 81. to the Ca^rmelites there, of an 
ancient alms granted to them, 201. to Franoekinus Isambert, granted 
for life in lieu of his wages of 12d,. daily in the king's household, 
67. 13s. 4(^7. to John Wiggemere for his labour and expenses in the 
king's service in making extents, inquisitions and other affairs in co. 
Edenburgh, to Master Robert de Sancto Albano, engineer, his wages 
of Gd. daily, so long as Thomas is chamberlain, to William de Felton, 
constable of Rokesburgh castle and sheriff there, all the monev of the 
forms and other profits received by Thomas in the town and county 
of Rokesburgh, from Michaelmas, in the 10th year of the reig-n, until 
Michaelmas following, to John de Stryvelyn, constable of Edenburgh 
castle and sheriff there, all the money of the forms, etc. of the town and 
county of Edenbureh for the same term, and that he should retain 
Roger de Whitewell, Robert Blaket atod Robert de Batelay, men at 
arms in garrison at Berwick, and pay them their wages of 12d. daily 
from the time they were there ; and the king ordered Thomas to cause 
all his engines at Berwick to be repaired according to the ordinance 
of John Crabbe, the king's yeoman, and to find for John all expenses and 
necessairies for doing certain works there, enjoined upon him by the 



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Idn^, making indentures thereupon, and Thomas, as he says, has pand 
11?. 55. to John de Lenn, 405. to John Crabbe, %l. 12s. ()\d. to John 
de Swanlondi 47s. \d. to Henry Palmer, 40s. to the monks ol Kelsowe, 
9Z. bo the prioress and nims of Suth Berewyk, 66s. 8<f. to the prioress 
and nuns of Halistan, 8s. to Simon de Roubury, 25s. to Thomas de 
Baumburgh, \\l. lis. 8(f. to the prior and friars of the order of the 
PreacherSj 11. 4s. to the guardian and friars of the Minorites, 60s. 
to the Carmelites, 20?. to' Francekinus, 6Z. 13s. 4c?. to John Wyggemere, 
70s. to Robert de Sancto Albano, 129?. lis. 3c?. to William de Ripon, 
attorney of William de Felton, 274?. 8s. Id. to John de Morpath and 
Adaim, clerk, attorneys of John de Stryvelyn, 29s. for 29 days to Roger 
de Whitewell, and 5s for 5 days to Robert de Bateleye, and 16?. 5s. 2d. 
in buying iron, timber and other things, and for the wages of carpenters 
and other workmen for repairing engines and other works therp, by 
indenture made between Thomas and John Crabbe; the king therefore 
orders the treasurer aind barons to view the writs and letters aforesaid, 
and the acquittances and indenture made in this respect, and to caus« 
Thomas to have due allowance in his account for the sums, which they 
shall find by his oath taken before them, that he has paid to John de 
Lenne and tlae others, recei^dng from him the said writs, letters, 
acquittances and indenture. By C 

JJec. 10. rpo, ^jjQ sama Order to cause Thomas de Burgh, chamberlain of 
es mms er. Berwick-upon-Tweed, to' be discharged and atequitted in his account 
of 60?. which John de Chilton, mayor of Berwick, and other burgesses 
of that town, delivered in the wardrobe as a prest, if they find by the 
oath of Thomas that the following is the caise, provided that he answer 
for the remaining 26s. 8c?., as the king lately ordered him to deliver to 
the mayor and burgesses of that town for the said 60?., the king's 
small custom in the water of Twede, to hold from Michaelmas, in the 
lOth year of the reign, Tintil St. Peter ad Vinculai following, to the 
value of 40?., and also the custom in that toiwn called ' halpenitol,' to the 
value of 17?. 6s. 8c?., and allowance (trattagium) of wine in the town of the 
value of 4?., to hold from Martinmas in the said year, until the same 
feast next following, so that they should answer at the exchequer for 
those 26s. %d., which exceed the said 60?., and Thomas has delivered 
the customs and allowance to them as he says. 

Dec 15. To the same. Order to allow to the same Thomas in his account 
Westminster. 10?., which are in arrears to him from Michaelmas term last, of those 
20?. yearly, which the king granted tO' him on 16 June, in the 8th 
year of the reign, for his good service as treasurer in Ireland, and 
his expenses there, until he should be promoted by the king to an 
ecclesiastical benefice, and Thomas has besought the king to cause such 
allowance to be made to him. 



Membbane 6. 

Dec. 21. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause dower 
Westminster, to be assigned to Dionisia, late the wife of Edward Charles, tenant 
in chief, in the presence of Augustine Waleys, to whom the king com- 
mitted the custody of two parts of her hiisband's lands until the heir 
should come of age. 

Dec. 16. To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Although 
Westmiflster. t,he kiu^ lately ordered tl\eva. to receire the custom, subsidy and loan of 



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60c<f. on each of 200 sacks of wool which the king granted to John de 
Portenare, merchant, to take to Lombardy, yet the king wishes John to be 
discharged of the said loan, for his good service, and orders the collectors 
to permit him to take his wool from that port to Lombardy, quit of the said 
loan by a certain security, having received the custom and subsidy there- 
upon, provided that John shall pay the loan, together with the custom and 
subsidy, if he obtaiins licence from the king toi take other wool out of 
the realm beyond those 200 sacks. By p.s. [10457.] 

Dec. 14. To the treasurer and barons of the eix chequer. Order not to aggrieve 
vvestminster. j^jj^gg Jq j^q^ £qj, ^^q,^ appearing before them at York on Wednesdaly, 
the morrow of St. Katherine, although the king lately ordered him to 
do so, to hear and do what should bei ordained by the council, because 
he is of the retinue of William de Rosi, and before the writ was delivered 
to him, he was coming to the king in William's company, whom the king 
gent to London against the arrival of the cardinals sent to him by the 
pope, as William has testified before th© king in chancery. 

By K. and C. 

Dec. 25. To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause ai verderer for the forest of 
VVesiymiaster. Bekentre, in that county, to be elected in place of John de Dakenhatm, 
who is soi feeble that he cannot perform the duties of his office. 

Dec. 18. To all of the dty of Chichester. Order to pay 9Z. for Michaelmas 
Westminster. ^Q^m^ ijj <_,}^g jQth year of the reign, to Robert dei Boys, executor of the 
will of Joan de Boys, sometime nurse of Eleanor, the king's sister, 
countess of Guelders, as the king granted to Joan and to Matilda de 
Pyrye, nurse of John de Eltham, earl of Cornwall, his brother, 36/., to 
be received yearly from the ferm of that city for their maintenance, and 
Robert has informed the king that the men of the city haive delayed 
to pay the said 9/., which Joan would haive received, had she been 
alive, because she died eighth days before the said feast, and he haia 
besought the king to order payment to be made to him for the execution 
of the will, and the king wishes to gralnt this request in consideration 
of Joan's good service. By p.s. [10467.] 

Dec. 20. To the treasurer and batrons of the exchequer. Order to supersede 
Westminster, the demand which they made on William Trussel, escheator this side 
Trent, for the issues of the manors of Somerton Camel and Kyngesbury, 
and the profits of the hundred of Horthern and the moor of Kyngesmore, 
CO. Somerset, from 17 January, in the 4th year of the reign, until 3 
May following, as the king granted the said issues and profitsi to 
William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbuiy, to hold from 17 January 
until 3 Mav, which issues and profits the escheator delivered to the earl. 
^ By p.s. [10475.] 

1338. 

Jan. 3. To the treasurer and baroais of the exchequer and to the chamber- 
The Tower, lains. Order to the treasurer and chamberlains to deliver 60/. to William 
de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, late banneret, or to the treasurer and 
barons to give him a suitable assignment, as the king is bound to the 
earl in that amount for his wa.o'es and robes for the 6th, 7th and 8th 
years of the reign, as appears by a bill in the earl's possession, under 
the seal of Robert de Tanton, late keeper of the wardrobe. By K. 

Jan. 3. To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
The Tower, to be elected in place of Peter Gemegan, who is insufficiently qualified. 
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Jan. 3. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamber- 
Tower, j^j^^ Order to deliver 60?. to John Baronshel, John Junctyn and their 
fellows, merchants of the society of the Peruzzi, or to cause them to 
have an assignment where they may speedily be satisfied, as they paid 
that amount to Robert' do Artoys upon the expenses of the household, 
at the request of the treasurer on the king's behalf. By C. 

Jan. 3. To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to 
ower. ppj.j^j^ Robert Norman of Southampton, the king's merchant, to lade 
14 sacks of wool in that port and take them to the duchy [of Aquitaine] 
without making any loan to tlie king, having received from him 205. 
on each sack for the subsidy, lately granted at Notyngham, because the 
king hag granted that he shall take 14 sacks as aforesaid, for the kind's 
aifairs which he has enjoined upon him. By K. 

Jan. 6. To the treasurei-' and barona of the exdhequer. Whereas on 16 
he Tower, j^^^^jg^ i^gt the king ordered the mayor of Bn'stol, by letters under the 
privy seal, to cause ships in the port of Bristol and a ship of Ipswich 
there, to be prepared and arrayed with double equipment for the 
passage of John de Norwico to Gascony, about to set out in the king's 
service, according to the tenn of the king's commission under the great 
seal, and to deliver wages to the mariners of the ships and to the men 
of London in John's company, by indenture for fifteen days ; and Roger 
Turtle, then mayor, and the bailiffs paid 99Z. Ss. 2d. for these 
purposes, as appears by indenture made between them and John; 
and Eborardus le Frenshe, now mayor, hasi besought the king, that 
as he made a recognisance of 220Z. to the king in chancery for the 
tenth lately granted at Westminster, touching him and the burgesses 
and other men of Bristol, the king will cause the said 99?. 8s. 2d. to 
be allowed in the 220?. ; the king therefore orders the treasurer and 
barons to cause such allowance to' be made, if they shall find, upon 
viewing the said letters and indentTires, that Roger and the "bailiffs 
paid 99?. 8s. Id. as aforesaid. By K. and C. 

Jan. 10. To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to* deliver by indenture to 
TLe Tower. Sjnion Bacon 4c?., to William de Risle, berners l^d., Adam Dughtv Id., 
and to William Henaxi and William de Kelby, veutrers, IJJ. each for 
their wages, and for the puture of two lime-hounds \d. for each, and 
for 12 greyhounds and 24 running dogs \d. each, and for 5 other 
greyhounds Z\d., daily from 9 Januairy last, as long as the said berners 
and veutrers are in that bailiwick with the dogs. By C. 

Jan. 4. To Richard de la Pole, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 
The Tower, place in the port of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot and 
convent of King's Beaulieu a tun of wine of the right prise, in accord 
ance with the grant of Henry ILE of a tun of wine at Southampton 
yearly, to celebrate masses in that church. 

Jan. 4. To Roger de Wollesthoi-p, Henry de Tidde&well, Robert de Dalderbv, 
The Tower. Hugh Cokheved and John de Notyngham, of Uppyngham, the king's 
merchants, appointed to take certain wool in oo. Lincoln. Order to 
permit Tliomas de Swanlond, citizen of London, to^ take 10 sacks of wool 
to that city, as it was ordained in parliament at Westminster on Mon- 
day after St. Matthew last, that no one of England, Ireland, Wales 
and Scotland within the king's power, except kings, queens and their 
children, should use cloth which was bought after Michaelmas following, 
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thereof, and of bedng punished at the king's will, and that men in the 
realm and lands should wear their clothes as long or short as they 
pleased, and Thomas bought 10 sacks of wool to make cloth for the usa 
of certain magnates and others of the realm, of Master John de 
Ayleston, in co. Lincoln, and has besought the king to permit him to 
take the wool tO' the said city to make cloth therewith. By C, 

Jan. 6. To the takers and purveyors of wool in the city of London. Ordei 
The Tower, j^q^^ ^ take any of the wool that they shall ascertain tot ha,ve belonged 
to Naddus Manne, merchant of Lombardy, before the ordinance tO' take 
ai certain niunber of sacks of wool intO' thei king's hands, by reason of 
their commission, and to restore what they haiVe taken, because it was 
agreed before the king and his council that the wool which belonged 
to merchants of Lombardy and certain other parts, before that ordi- 
nance, should not be taken ; it is the king's intention, however, that if 
Naddus shall buy other wool, after that ordinance, it shall be taken. 

By K. and C. 

Membbane 5. 

Jan. 3, To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay 188?. 9s. to Henry 
The Tower, jg Bello Monte, earl of Boghan, or toi cause him to halve a competent 
assignment therefor where he may quickly be satisfied, as the king is 
bound to him in that sum for the wages of himself, and the men at 
arms whom he retained in the king's service in the war of Scotland in 
the 9th and 10th years of the reign, as appears by a bill in the earl's 
possession, under the seal of Kichard de Feriby, then keeper of the 
wardrobe. By K. 

Jan. 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
e Tower. ^^^ acquit the mayor and bailiffs of Southampton and the sheriff of 
Southampton of four ships called ' la Hulk,' of Brugges, ' la Gristofre,' 
'la Shavenecoc/ge,' and 'la Godesburgh,' which were lately taken in war 
upon the sea, and of all their tackle, als William de Monte Acuto, earl 
of Salisbury, admiral of the fleet froxn the mouth of the Thames towards 
the West, caused! ithose ships, which were brought to the poirt of 
Southampton, to be delivered to certain lieges, well prepared toi set out 
in the king's siervice. By p.s. 

Jan. 10. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to' supersede the demand which 
The Tower, he made on the mayor and bailiffs of Southampton for the said four 
ships and their tackle, and to permit them to- bo quit thereof. 

Jan. 1. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
The Tower, the mayor of Southampton and Robert de la Barre and the other bailiffs 
of that town, and the sheriff of Southampton of three ships of those 
seven ships which were taken upon the sea by virtue of the king's order 
to arrest the men of Flanders with their ships, goods and things, and 
which were brought tO' the port of Southampton with their tackle and 
other goods, having viewed the king's orders, and the indentures made 
thereupon, provided that answer shall be made to the king for the 
remaining four ships and their tackle, as the king lately ordered the 
majyor and bailiffs to deliver the said three ships tO' divers persons, to 
wit : to the men of Hethe and Romenale, twoi ships called ' cogges,* 
with their tackle, of the king's gift, and to Amald do Wyk.man, of 
Harderwyk, of the county of Guelders (Gelr), in Almain, one ship called 
' le Hemelrik,' with its goods and chattels. 

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l*>3o. Membrane 5 — cont. 

Jan. 5. To H. bishop of Lincoln, and John d© Charaeles, his clerk. Order 
The Tower. ^^ deliver by indenture to Gerard Bonenseiprne, Dinus Forsetti and 
Peter Bini, and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi, or 
to their attorneys, 1,500 sacks of wool of the wool in the fleet, which 
lately set out to parts beyond the seas in the company of the bishop 
and John, in part satisfaction of the sums of money in which the king 
is bound toi the merchants, and to certify the king with all speed of 
the price of the same, ais the king has considered the services of the 
merchants, and the damage they have stxffered by delay in the pajrment 
of the sums of money which they have lent to him, and understanding 
that divers wool taken in the realm for his use^ has lately set out to parts 
beyond the sea in the said fleet, beyond those 10,000 sacks which the 
king ordained to send in the first passage, he -wishes the merchants to be 
satisfied for the sums in which he is bound to them. By K. and C. 

The like to the same in favour of John Baronselli, John Junctin and 
their fellows, merchants of the society of the Pernzzi. 

Jan. 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to> the chamber- 
The Tower. -^^^^^ q^^^^ ^^ ^^^ gQ^ ^^ j^^^ ^^ Oxon[ia.], sheriff of Nottingham, 

or to cause him to have an assignment therefor, as the king has granted 
him 60Z. of his gift in consideration of his services in the said office. 

By K. and C. 

To Reginald de Donyngton, Roger No^rmaund, Henry Flemyng and 
Thomas But. Order to pei-mit all the wool of thei merchants of the 
societies of the Bardi and Peruzzi, and of John de Portenar[is], mer- 
chant of Lombardy, which they have caiused toi be brought to the port 
of Southampton, to be taken tO' Lombardy, by the king's licence, and 
which Reginald and the others have arresit'ed on the king's behalf, to 
be de-arresjte)d without deilay, and to permit the merchants to set 
out with their wool. By K. 

Jan. 6. To John de Cherleton, justiciary of Ireland. Order to cause a ship 

The Tower, called ' Cristemaxxe' to be resumed into the king's hands and delivered 
to Thomas de Bradestan or his attorney, as the king lately granted to 
Thomas that ship, which Roger de Hereford of Bristol, and his fellows 
lately took in war on the sea, from thie men of Normandy and Flanders, 
the king's enemies, tO' hold of the king's gift, and the king ordered the 
sheriff of Cornwall to- deliver the ship* to* Thomas or his attorney, and 
now the king has leaimed that the ship wals taken to Ireland before 
the said order was delivered to the sheriff, and is now in the port of 
Dublin, and called ' la cogge de Kilmaynam.' 

Jan. 6. To Nicholas de la Beche, constable of the Tower of London. Order 

The Tower, to deliver to John de Aurea and Nicholas Blanois, patron of two of the 

king's galleys, which he is about to send to Scotland, 4,000 quarrels, to 

wit, 2,000 to each of them, without delay, for the munition of the 

galleys. By K. 

Jan. 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow 266/. 
The Tower. 13,?. 4t?. to the abbot of Faversham in his account for the issues of the 
tenth granted by the clergy in their late congregation at Leicester, if they 
find that the matter is as follows, on examining the king's order, as the 
king ordered the abbot to pay 444Z. of those 1,059/. which were previously 
granted by John, archbishop of Canterbury, of that tenth of the first term 
of payment, to John Baron.shel, Guy Donati, John Junctyn and their 
fellows, merchants pf the society of the Peruzzi, at York, in part payment 



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1338. Memhrane 5 — cont. 

of 11,732^. 13s. id., which the merchants delivered to the king at his 
request, and to cause the money to be brought to London, and the abbot 
paid 266^. ISs. id. to tlie mercliants, in pairt payment of the said iiil., 
as he says. 
Jan. 5. To William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, constable of Dover castle, 
The Tower, and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. The 
king has learned from certain merchants of Spain, Portugal, Catalonia 
(Catelon), the duchy of Aquitaine, and other friendly lands that the 
merchandise and goods which they bring tO' the realm have been taken 
at sea, in ports and on land, in the warden's bailiwicks, by certain of the 
king's subjects, against their will, even by armed, force, and are imjusitly 
detained, and that such injuries are done without any remedy being 
applied, and the merchants beseeching the king to provide for their 
indemnity and security, the king wishing them to be favourably treated, 
according to tlie liberties granted to them by Edward I., which he has 
conhrmed, orders the warden to hear the plaints of these merchants 
concerning such injuries, calling before him those whom he wishes, and 
hearing the reasons propounded, taking inquisition upon the matter, and 
to cause the goods of those merchants, in whosesoever handsi they shall 
be, to be restored to them without delay, and if the goods nO' longer exist, 
to cause those who took them tO' give satisfaction tO' the merchants, both 
for the goods and for the damage caused by their detention, imprisoning 
such men and detaining their goods and chattels until satisfaction is done 
to the merchants, punishing malefactors and deUnquents as is just, and 
the warden shall so conduct himself in the premises that the plaint shall 
not be repeated, so that it would behove the king to extend his hand to 
this; provided always that if any merchandise or goods of enemies be 
taken which pertain tO' the king as forfeit, they shall be kept for his use 
until further orders, and the warden shall inform the king from time to 
time if such are found. By K & C. 

Jan. 10. To Peter Bard. Order to deliver three cables and three ropes of 

Hertford, those in his custody, by indenture, to Cogger, master of a ship called 

' la Katherine,' for the rigging of the ship, as the king is about to send 

that ship to Scotland, carrying a great engine and other things, and 

the master has not sufficient cables and ropes for the rigging of the ship. 

By K. 

Jan. 6. To Richard de la Pole, the king's butlei', or tO' him who supplies his 
The Tower, place in the port of Southampton. Order to^ deliver to the abbot and 
convent of St. Edward, Letle, a tun of wine of the right prise of the present 
year, in accordance with the gran.t of Heniy III, of such wine to be 
received yearly at the port of Southampton, to celebrate masses in their 
church. 

Jan. 6. To Richard de Feriby, late keeper of the wardrobe. Order to 
Westminster, account with William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, whom the king 
lately retained as a banneret tO' stay with him, with certain other 
bannerets of the realm, for his wages and robes from the time 
when he was retained, as has been done for other bannerets, and to pay 
him what is found to be owing by such account. By C. 

Membbane 4. 

Jan. 3. To Walter de Mauny, admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames 
The Tower, towards the North. Order to cause a ship of Poussianus do Tryndo- 



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Jan. 8. 
Hertford. 



Jan. 10. 

H€rtf.ord. 



Jan. 4. 
The Tower. 



looo. Membrane 4 — cont. 

bergh, together with the goods therein to be dearrested without delay 
and dehvered to him, as Walter arrested that ship in the river Thames 
near Graveshende, pretending that Poussianus' was an enemy of the 
king, and now it is testified to the lang by letters to John de Hanon[iaJ, 
lord of Beaumont, the king's imcle, that poussianus is of the land of the 
count of Hamaiult. By p.s. [10514.] 

To Wdliani la Zousche, the treasurer. Order to pay 30s.. to John 
Roderigo of Spain, mercliant, charging Jo'hn de Watenhull, the king's 
clerk, tnerewitli, as the merchant has besought the king to order that 
payment to be made to him as John de Watenliull took b4 of his boards 
of the price of 305. at Sandwich for the king's use, without rendering 
anything to him therefor, and it has been testified before the king that 
the boards were so taken and were appraised at 305. by Nicholas Pyk, 
Arnald Garcy, John de Hastyng, clerk and Thomas 1© Plum of Sandwich. 

By K. & C. 

To William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, constable of Dover castle, 
and warden of the (Jinque Port-s, or Lo iiim who supplies his place in the 
port of Dover. Order to permit the servants or envoys of B. cardinal priest 
of St. Praxed and B., cardinal deacon of St. Mary in Aquiro, sent by the 
pope to the king, to cross from that port when they come there for that 
purpose, and to have speedy passage at their own expense, as the cardinals 
ai-e sending their Serjeants both to the Roman court, France, the duchy of 
Aquitaine and other parts on their affairs. By K. 

y^'oedera.^ 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Whereas 
the king granted that John, Baroncelli, J olm Stephani and their fellows, 
merchants of the society of the Peruzzi, should take 600 sacks of wool 
to Lombardy, and ordered the collectors to receive 405. a sack for the 
subsidy and loan due thereon, and afterwards, because the merchants 
paid the loan on the first 300 sacks, the king ordered the collectors 
to permit the meircliants to take those sacks to Lombardy, receiving 
from them 205. a sack for the subsidy ; the king now sends a like 
order to the collectors for the remainuig 300 sacks. 

Jan. 6. To the treasurer and barous of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

The Tower. Order to pay tO' the merchants of the society of the Bardi 3,111 marks 
18<i. or tO' give them a suitable assignment, if they have paid that smn 
to Jolin Chamels, the king's clerk, by his order, directing them to pay 
to Jolon 2,000/. this side the sea, and the residue of 11,111 marks Ibd., . 
which they agi'eed to lend to the king, in parts beyond the sea, in 
florins at 4 marks the florin, or other money, as may fully appear by 
John's letters patent testifying the receipt thereof, which the mer- 
chants have in their possession, as they say. By C. 

Jan. 6. To the same. Like order in faivour of Dinus Forcetti, Peter Bini, and 
The Tower, their fellowsi, merchants of the society of the Bardi, for the sums which 
they shall have paid by the king's order, to wit: 40/. to Roger, bishop 
of Coventry and Lichfield, 200/. to Master Richard de Bynteworth, 
keeper of the privy seal, of the king's gift, 1,761/. 135. 4c/. to Henry, 
bishop of Lincoln, William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, William 
de Ciynton, earl of Hmitingdon, sent on the king's affairs with other 
lieges to parts beyond the sea., and 45. d>d. to Walter, the king's smith 
in the Tower of London, upon his expenses in making an anchor and 
tackle for a ship called ' la Cristofre,' as may appear, say the merchants, 
by divers letters obligatoiy and of acquittance, in tlxeii' possession. By C. 



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Menihrane 4 — cont. 



Jan. 11. To the same. Order to pay tlie said merchants 4,535^. lis. \\d. in 
Hertford, wliich Queen Pliilipppa is bound to them for the expenses of her house- 
hold and for the king's aflfairsij or toi give them an assignment where they 
may quickly be satisfied. By K. and C. 

Jan. 4. To the abbot of Eynesham, collector in the archdeaconiy of North- 
The Tower, ampton of tlie three-yearly tenth granted by the clergy of the province of 
Cantei-bmy. Order tO' allOiW to certain men of rehgion and other 
ecclesiastical persons in that archdeaconry those sums which they 
shall be found to have paid, by certificate of William la Zousche, 
dean of St. Peter's, York, the treasurer for the king's use, in the payment 
of the said tenth, provided that the residue of the tenth shall be levied 
of them, as they have besought the king to order such allowance tO' be 
made, as they granted certain sums for the defence of the realm before 
the treasurer and other lieges, with the intention that they should be so 
allowed to them. By C. 

Jan. 6. To the justiciary of Ireland. Order not to molest Matthew de Bath in 

The Tower, the possession of his manor of liathfay, and if it has been taken into th.e 
king s hands, to cause it tO' be restored, as at Matthew's suit beseeching 
the king to ratify thei grant of the manor and the advowson of the church 
there made toi him by Hugh de Lacy, knight, by charter, the king did so 
on 3 October in the 7 th year of the reign, for Matthew's good sei-vice in 
Ireland, and tne king does not wisli him to be molested or aggrieved by 
reason of any felonies or rebellion against the late king made by Hugh. 

By C. 

Jan. 4. To the treasurer and bai'ons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
The Tower, demand which they make on the mayor and community of Bristol for 221. 
for the queen's gold of 220^. due tO' the king for the tenth granted by the 
community of the realm in the 8th year of the reign, as the mayor and 
community have shown the king tliat whereas the community of the 
realm granted the said fifteenth and tenth, and although the king granted 
that the taxers and collectors should levy as much from each township 
as was levied on the last grant, when tue mayor and coinmunity paid 
200^., and Thomas de Evesham, the king's clerk, whom, he sent to that 
town to treat with the mayor and men there upon a subsidy beyond these 
200^., considering the impositions and oppression inflicted on the mayor 
and men by the taxers and subtaxers, caused the 200^. to oe augmented 
by 20Z., and the mayor and community made a recognisance in chancery 
for 220Z. for that tenth, for their greater security, yet the treasurer and 
barons cause the said 211. to be exacted of them and distrain them 
therefor, whereupon they have besought the king tO' provide a remedy. 

Jan. 3. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
The Tower. Order to pay 161/. 17s. 2^d. to John Baroncelli, John Jimotini, and their 
fellows, mercliants of the society of the Peruzzi, or to give them an assign- 
ment where they may quickly be satisfied, if it is found, on viewing their 
account, that that sum is owing to them, and they have besought the king 
to order such paymemt tO' be made to them, a.s the king is bound to them 
in 181/. 17s. 2\d., by a view of the account made with them of the money 
and things of Hugh le Despenser, the younger, and although that smn was 
assigned tO' them in divers places, yet they have hitherto obtained pay- 
ment of 20/. only. By K. 

Jan. 2. To the treasurer and barons of the excliequer. Order to discharge and 
WestminBter. aoquit the prior and convent of Thurgarton, sub-collectors in the arch- 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1338. Membrane 4 — cont. 

deaoonry of Nottingham, of the six-yearly tenth imposed by the pope on 
the clergy of England, of 150^. of that tenth, asi the king lately received 
that sum from them. By C. 



Jan. 16. 

Berwick-on- 
Tweed. 



Jan. 3. 

The Tower. 



MEMBBANE 3. 

To John de Shardelowe and Hugh de Croft, justices appointed to take 
assizes in cO'. Bedford. Order toi proceed further with an assize of novel 
disseisin, which Isolda, late the wife of William Inge, arramed against 
Thomas, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England, who was in the king's 
service in Scotland, and others contained in the original writ, concern- 
ing tenements in Eddeworth, and to do justice to the parties, notwithstand- 
ing the king's order to continue that assize in the same state in which 
it then was while the earl was in his servico, according to the agreement 
made at Notingham for the indemnity of those in the king's service, 
because the king has learned that the earl has returned to England and 
is staying there. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons, of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to pay 7139/'. 16s. 8c^. without delay to John BaroncelU, John 
Junctiny and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Peruzzi, or 
to give them an assignment where they may quickly be satisfied, as they 
have paid 4,472Z. Ss. 4rf. tothe bishop of Lmcoln, William de Monte 
Acuto, earl of Salisbury, and William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, 
sent as envoys to parts beyond the sea, and 2,000Z. to John de Chameles 
in the same parts, and 666/. 13s. Ad. to Nicholas Usus Maris for the 
expenses of tlie men and galleys which came to the king from those 
parts by the order of the council, and 20s. to John Faoikes, by writ 
of privy seal, as they say. By K. 

Jan. 15. ^^ ^^® taxers and collectors in co. Cambridge of the tenth and fifteenth 
Berwick-on- granted by the laity for three years. Whereas the king lately ordered 
Tweed, them, by writ of the exchequer, to pay 700/. to John de Pulteneye, citizen 
of London, in which the king is bound tO' him, receiving from him his 
tallies of the exchequer levied under their names; and the king wishes 
the payment thereof to be accelerated, becausie John has promised to lend 
that sum toi the king for his aJSairs on the octaves of the Purification next, 
the king orders the collectors to have that money at London on the said 
octaves, to be delivered to John, receiving the tallies from him, knowing 
that if they are remissi in this, the king will punish them as disobedient. 

By K. and C. 

To the taxersi and collectors in co. Essex of the tenth £ind fifteenth 
granted by the laity for three years. Whereas the king ordered them, 
by writ under the exchequer seal, to deliver to John de Pulteneye, citizen 
of London, 1,220/. in payment of 2,265/. 16s. '3^d. which he paid for the 
king's affairs, and to receive from him four tallies of the exchequer levied 
under their names, and because John has promised to lend that sum to 
the king on the octaves of the Purification next, the king wishes the 
payment of 1,000/., which still remain to be paid of the said 1,220/., to be 
accelerated, and orders the collectors to- have the said 1,000/. at London 
on the said octaves, to be delivered to John there, so that he may 
be able to lend the said money to the king, knowing that if they are 
remiss, the king will punish them. By K. and C. 



Jan. 15. 

Berwick-on- 
Tweed. 



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233 



1338. Membrane 3 — cont. 

To Geoffrey le Serop and his fellowSi, justices appointed to hold pleas 
before the king. The king has learned from the plaint of the abbot of 
Glastonbury, that whereas lately, at the suit of Thomas de Andredeseye, 
the king ordered the sheriff of Somerset to attach Thomas Chaunterel, 
Nicholas Maynard, John de Breynton of Glastonbury, and others con- 
tained in the original writ, to have them before the king on the present 
octaves of Hilary, to answer Thomas de Andredeseye for robbery and 
breach of the peace, for which he summons them, and although John de 
Breynton is abbot of Glastonbury and ready to answer Thomas in the 
premises and stand to right according tO' the law and custom of the 
realm, yet Thomas contriving tO' deceive the king and liis court and the 
abbot, has described the abbot as Jolm de Breynton of Glastonbury simply, 
in the writ, so that outlawry might be promulgated against him, where- 
upon the abbot has besought the king tO' provide a remedy, the king 
therefore orders the justices to hear the plaint of the abboti or his attorney 
in this respect, summoning Thomas before them on a certain appointed 
day, hearing the reasons of the parties and tO' proceed further tO' punish 
the said deception and malice, and do what is right according to tne law 
and custom of the realm. By C. 



Jan. 14. To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to supersede the taking of the abbot's 

Berwick-on- body, and to release him by a mainprise if he shall find that John de 

Tweed. Breynton is abbot of Glastonbury, and if the abbot shall find mainpernors 

to answer Thomas in the premises, and to stand to' right thereupon. 

By C. 

Jan. 3. To the treasm-er and barons of the exchequer. Thomas de Bello' Campo, 

The Tower, earl of Warwick, has besought the king tO' order account to be made with 
him, as William de Bello uampo, formerly earl of Warwiok, his grand- 
father, and Guy de BeUo Campo, his fattier, whose heir he is, received 
divers smns of money as a prest of the wardrobe of Edward I. and th<? 
late king and for other divers causes, upon their wages and expenses and 
for replacing their horses for the time when they were in the company 
of those kings in Flanders, Gasoony, Wales, Scotland, and elsewliere, 
which sums are now exacted of the earl : the king therefore orders the 
treasurer and barons to inspect the rolls and memoranda of the ex- 
chequer, the books of accounts and other evidences of John de Drokenes- 
ford, sometime keeper of the said wardrohes, and of other keepers of the 
wardrobes, and to audit the earl's account in the premises by himself 
or his deputy, and further to do what pertains to the final issue of that 
account. By K. 



Jan. 15. 

Hertford. 



To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle fui-ther with a forge of the a.bbey of Waltham. Holy CVoss 
in Wormele, restoring the issues thereof toi the abbot, as the escheator 
returned that he had not taken that forge into the king's hands, but 
that Robert de Holewell, late escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cam- 
bridge, Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford, delivered it to^ him by indenture, 
asserting that Reginald, formerly abbot of that place, had acquired the 
plot, where the forge is constructed, after the publication of the statute 
of mortmain, without the king's licence ; and afterwards, at the suit of 
the abbot, showing the king that abbot Reginald had acquired the plot 
long before the said statute, and beseeching the king to cause the forge 
to be restored to him, the king ordered the escheator to take an inquisi- 
tion on the matter, by whidi it ia found that abbot Reginald acicjuired 



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1338. Membrane 3 — cont. 

the plot long before the pubHcation of the said statute, and the forge 
was erected thereupon, and the plot is of the lordship of the abbot and 
is worth Qd. yearly. 

Jan. 16. To Richard de la Pole, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 
The Tower, place in the port of Southampton. Order tO' deliver tO' the abbot and 
convent of Waverle a tun of wine of the first wine of the present 
season of rack, in accordance with the king's grant to them of a tun 
of red wine yearly to be received in the said port by the butler or him 
who supplies his place, for the celebration of masses' in the monastery 
for the souls of all the faithful departed. 



Membbane 2. 

Jan. 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exohequer. Order to account 
The Tower, with John de liurton and Gervase de Rouclif, executors of the will of 
Master Simon de Stanes for Simon's wages and expenses while he was 
in the king's service, and for the siuns received by him upon such wages, 
and further to cause to be done what the nature of the account requires, 
as the executors have besought the king to order account to be made 
with them, as Simon was lately appointed commissary with others to 
continue the treaties and processes tnen begun between the king and his 
subjects and the kings oi France and their subjects, by reason of wiiich 
appointment, Simon remained in Gascony in ttie said service until the 
day of his death, and he received 33/. 65. ^d. upon his wages and 
expenses, from the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer, which 
sum is now exacted of him.. 

Jan. 10. To John Moryn, escheator beyond Trent or to him who supplies his 
Hertford, place in co. Northimiberland. Order to reistore the issues and profits 
received from a messuage and 2i acres of land in Boliesdon, in that 
county, to Stephen de Muschamp, from 23 JNovember in the yth year 
of the reign, permitting him to hold the messuage and land according 
to the tenor of the king's letters patent, as on the said 23 November 
the king granted to him he said messuage and land which belonged 
to John de la Bothe, an enemy and rebel, which escheated to the king 
by his forfeiture. 

Jan. 3. To the tretisurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

The Tower. Order to pay 47i. 10s. to John liaroncelli, John Junctin and their 
fellows, mercJiants of the society of the Peruzzi, or tO' give them an 
assigmnent where they may quickly be satisfied, if that sum is found 
to be owing to them upon inspection of the rolls and memoranda of the 
exchequer and by an inqmsition taken upon the matter, as the merchants 
have besought the king, tha,t — whereas at their suit, showing that they 
had delivered divers deeds of obligation and other evidences, by whicn 
several men were bound to Hugh le Despenser, the younger, in divers 
great smiis of money, which ought to be levied for the liing's use by 
reason of Hugh's forteiture, upon the account rendered by the merchants 
at the exchequer of the money and other things which belonged to 
Hugh, in their custody ; and they hold the manor of Turnumhall, co. 
York, which belonged to Hugh, of thei bishop of Durham as of the manor 
of Houeden, which they held for a term of years in the time of the late 
king by the demise oi Lewis, bishop of Durham, by the service of lOZ. 
yearly, and 50/i. for that service for five yeai's, while the manor of 
Houeden was in their hands, ajad Hugh held the manor of Tiu-numhall, 



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1338. Membrane 2 — coiit. 

were owing to the mercliants — -the king will order 50Z. of the first debts 
of Hugh, delivered by them, at the exchequer, toi be paid, the king 
ordered the treasurer and barons toi view the said account, and inspect 
the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, and if they found that the 
manor was held of the bishop as aforesaid, and that bOl. were owing 
by Hugh as aforesaid, then to cause 50/. to be paid to them of the 
hrst debts of Hugh that should be levied ; and although it was found by 
inquisition taken before them that the manor of Turnumhall is held as 
aforesaid, and that 47/. 10s. are owing to the merchants for 4| years 
of the said rent of 10/., they have not yet obtained any payment, 
because certain moneys could not be levied oy process at the exchequer 
of Hugh's debts, and the merchants have besought the king to order 
47/. 10s. to be paid to them. By K. 

Jan. 10. To the prior of Bath, collector in the diocese of Bath and Wella 
Berwick-on- of the three-yearly tenth granted by the clergy of the province of 
Tweed. Canterbuy. Order to cause 100/. to be allowed to the abbot of Glaston- 
bury in the payment of the said tenth for the hrst term, provided that 
the abbot shall pay the residue of the tenth, as the king appointed Jolm 
de Shordich and other lieges to seek a subsidy from the men of co. 
Somerset, for the defence of the realm, and the abbot granted 100/., 
and caused them to be delivered upon condition that the money should 
be allowed to him in any tenth granted by the clergy, and the abbot 
has besought the kmg to cause such allowance to be made to him. 

By C. 

Jan. 4. To Roger Norman of Southampton. Order, under pain of forfeiture, 

The Tower, to restore to John Gomyz, lately sent to the king by the king of Spain, 
all his goods which were taken from him, without delay, as John's com- 
plaint contains that, whereas he was coming to the realm, James Dote, 
master of a ship of Collardus Mundenard of Sonthampton, called ' la 
Mary trie,' Richard Cortenhale, Robert le Chaumberleyn and others, meet- 
ing him in a place called 'la Trade of St. Mattliew,' unjustly took 
from him 140 quintals of iron, and other things to the value of 40/. 
sterling, delivered to him for his expenses, which goods were deposited 
in the houses of Roger and CoUardus and in other places at Southampton, 
and James took from John two letters sent by the king of Spain to the 
king, which he has not yet restored, whereupon John has sought for a 
remedy to be quickly provided. \_F(iedera.^ 

The like to Co^ardus Mundenard of Southampton. [Ibid.^ 
To' the mayor and bailiffs of Sonthampton. Order to cause all the 
goods of John, which they shall hnd to be his by inquisition or other- 
wise, and which are in the custody of Roger and Collardus, to be seised 
into the king's hands and delivered to John with all speed, if Roger and 
Collardns do not execute the aforesaid orders. \J.bid.^ 

Jan. 5. To the abbot of Eynsham, collector in the archdeaconry of North- 
The Tower, ampton of the three-yearly tenth granted by the olergy of the province 
of Canterbury. Order to cause allowance to be made to men of religion 
and other ecclesiastical persons of that archdeaconry in the said tenth 
of the sums which they shall be found to have paid, by the certificate 
of William la Zouch, dean of St. Peter's, York, the treasurer, before that 
treasurer for the defence of the realm, as they have besought the king 
to order such allowance tO' be made to them. By C. 

Jan. 13. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 44s. Id. 
Hertford, to be allowed to the bailiff of the manor of Clipston in his account, if 



236 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



iooo. Membrane 2 — co?it. 

they find that he has spent that sum by the king's order directing him 
to cause the bridge of that manor to be repaired by the view and 
testimony of the sheriff of Nottingham, and he has spent 44s. 7d. on 
the said repairs, as may fully appear, he says, by an indenture made 
thereupon between himself and the sheriff. 

Jan. 20. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to cause 87 cloths of 
Berwick-on- Peter Sesayres of Arragon and of Benedict Ferrandes of Spain, mer- 
Tweed. chants, taken by armed force upon the sea, in a ship of S^Dain, called 
a ' carrak,' and brought tO' that city, to be restored to them, if it is 
found that Peter and Benedict are of Arragon and Spain, and that the 
cloth was taken away against their will, so that their plaint may not 
be repeated whereby the kmg ought to lay a heavier hand thereto, 
because it was agreed by the king and his council that all the goods 
of men of the duchy of Aquitaine, Spain, Portugal, Lombardy, and other 
friendly lands, which were taken, should be restored, and now the king 
has learned that the mayor and sheriff's have arrested the said cloth 
and have liitherto delayed to restore it, wherefore Peter and Benedict 
have besought the king to order it to be restored to them. By K. and C. 

Jan. 15. To the keeper of the king's stud of the new park of old Wyndesore. 
Berwiok^ou- Order to pay a tenth of the foals of that stud, for the time Avhen he has 
^® • that custody, to the parson of the church of "Wyndesore, as on 28 October 
in the 2nd year of the reign at the suit of the abbot of Waltham 
Holy Cross, parson of that church, by his petition before the king and 
his council, bese'Oching the king to order suoh tenth to be paid, as the 
abbot, by reason of that church, ought to have all tenths in that parish, 
the king ordered the keeper tO' pay that tenth to him. By C. 



1337. Membrane 1. 

Dec. 10. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
Reading. Joim, late the ^\■ife of Alexander do Frivill, kinswoman and coi-heir 
of. Philip Marmion, tenant in chief of Edward I., the advowson of the 
prebend in the collegiate church of Thomorth, which Roger Persone now 
holds, as her purparty of that inheritance, saving the rights of Henry 
Hillary and Joan, his wife, kinswoman and oo-heir of Philip, as the late 
king, on 28 May in the 10th year of his reign, assigned the following 
advowsons of Philip, which Mary, his wife, held in dower, and which by 
her death and at the suit of the heirs and parcences of Philip's inheri- 
tance, were taken into that king's hands : to wit to Ralph le Botiller, 
kinsman and co-heir of Philip, the advowson of a prebend in the said 
church, which Simon de Wykford then held, extended at Al. yearly, 
as his purparty, and ordered master John Walewyn, then escheator this 
side Trent, to deliver the advowson to Roger, and lately at the suit of 
Joan, wife of Alexander, beseeching the king to cause her purparty to 
be assigned and delivered to her, the king gave her a day for this, to wit 
the octaves of Martinmas last, and ordered the escheator to make known 
to Ralph, Henry and Joan, his wife, that they should be in chancery 
there to show cause why her' purparty should not be assigned to Joan, 
and for Henry and Joan to receive their purparty ; and the escheator 
returned that he had done this, and that Henry and Joan, his wife, 
did not come on that day, and that Joan, wife of Alexander, appearing 
by Robert Russell, her attorney, sought her purparty, and the king, 



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^'^'J'' Membrane 1 — cont. 

■wishing; to do justice to her, assifrned th.e said advowson to her, with 
Ralph's assent, who appeared by Adam de Derleton, hig attorney, which 
advowson is extended at 100s. yearly. 

Memorandum that Robert Russel, Joan's attorney, planted that if this 
assignment should be challenged als irregular by Henry and Joan, his wife, 
or other heirs of Philip, then the advowson should be resumed into the 
kinpf's hands and a new partition made, without blame or perturbation 
of Joan, wife of Alexander. 

1338. 

Jan. 4. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. William, Frank and 
Tower. Reorinald de Donynprton, clerk, have besought the king, that whereas 
they were lately appointed to arrest certain ships in co. Lincoln and 
cause them to be prepared for war Avith armed men, archers, mariners, 
helms, bridges and other necessaries, and to provide 2,000/. for the 
wages of thoise men, for victuals and other necessaries in that county, 
and to take the ships to Creswell, to set out thence in the king's 
service, of which money a great part still remains to be levied, that he 
will be pleased to order account to b© made with them for what they 
have levied, for their costs in the premises, for the wages of the men 
paid by them before the last passage of wool, and the wajres of the men 
in five ships of war iu the king's service, for brinsnng wool from the north 
to Creswell and taking it thence to Middelburgh, in Seland, returning 
to England, and stayincf at Creswell until the Conception of the Virgin 
last, in the company of Walter de Mauny, admiral of the fleet of these 
parts ; the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to make such 
account with them, and to^ cause what they have reasonably expended in 
the premises to be allowed to them. By K. and C. 

Jan. 3. To the same. Order to supersede the demand which they make on 
lower. -^iUiaj^ (Je Clynton, earl of Huntynfrdon, for 607., for rendering his 
account, and to cause him tO' be discharged and acquitted thereof, 
notwithstandinc that it is found at the exchequer that 60/. were delivered 
to him upon his expenses, as William has. besought the king:, that 
whereas in the 6th year of the reign, when he was appointed with others 
a justice of oyer and terminer in co. Kent, and the kinof caused 40/. 
at one time and 20/. by the hands of Robert de Walkefare to be 
delivered to him, and William is sued to render hig account for these 
60/. ; the kinjr will be pleased to provide for his indemnity, in con- 
sideration of his expenses in executing the said order ; and it is the 
king's intention that William shall have the said 60/. for his expenses 
and shall not be charged therewith. By K. 

Jan. 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

The Tower. 'William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, and Juliana, his wife, have 
besought the king to provide them with a remedv, as they are bound 
to him in 95/. 2-?. d>d. of the debts of Juliana de Leyboum, grandmother of 
Juliana, whose heir she is, and they have an atterminntion of 100.?. 
yearly for that sum, and although Juliana de Leyboum paid 46/. 13s. id. 
thereof and had three tallies of the receipt of the exchequer, and by 
two of these tallies 35/. are allowed to the earl and his wife in the said 
95/. 2.S. 8^., vet they have not obtained any allowance therefor because 
the third tally was burned by accident, and being renewed was after- 
wards lost by mishap, and a third could not be made accordincr to the 
custom of the exchequer, and also because the renewal of that tally is not 
enrolled ; the king therefore orders the treasurer, barons and chamber- 



238 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



lodo. Membrane 1 — cont. 

Inins to inspect the folios of tallies and the memoranda of the exchequer 
touching the premises, and if thev find that 11/. 13s. id. were paid at 
the exchequer and a tally levied thereupon, and that no allowance has 
hitherto been made, then to cause the lost tally to be renewed and 
delivered to the earl and hisi wife, and to cause the said \\I. 13s. id. 
to be allowed to them, notvidthstanding the aforesaid caitises and custom. 

By K. 



1337. 

Aug 14. 

The Tower. 



Membbane ild. 

Ralph de Crumbwell, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Geoffrey 
le Scrop 20Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
c?ifittels in co. Nottingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas de Langeleye acknowledges that he owes to John de Upton, 
citizen and vintner of London, 200/., to be levied, etc., in co. Oxford. 
'—The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 



Aug. 14. 

The Tower. 

Aug. 15. 
The Tower. 



Membbane ild. 

Hervey de Terlyng, 'clerc,' acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Goldyngton, knight, 54 marks, to be levied, etc. in oo. Essex. 

Stephen le Botiller of Northhalle acknowledges that he owes to John 
de Newbury of London 20/., to be levied, etc. in co. Middlesex. 

Cancelled on paijment. 

Enrolment of release by Richard de la Bere of co. Dorset to Walter 
de Chesthonte of all his risfht and claim in the manor called Southhalle 
in Rcynham co. Essex. Witnesses: Sir John de Briaunceoun, Sir Henry 
Gemet, knights, Benedict de Dittone, John in the Hale. Robert de 
Rolynton, Thoma.s de Malgrave, Simon atten Oke, William de Tilleburv, 
.John Pourte, Richard de Berkvng, Henry Cheyner. William de Stanes, 
John de Bnttelee, clerk. Dated at London on Friday, the Assumption, 
11 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Richard came into chancery in the chapel of 
Berkyn, near the Tower of London, on the morrow of the Assumption, 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Mikleham to Sir John de Westmancote, 
clerk, of the next presentation to the church of Mikelham, co. Surrey. 
Witnesises : William de Weston. William Huse, John Randulf, Roland 
de Wikford, John atte Leve, Thomas Faukes of Ledrede. Dated at 
London on 15 August, 11 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that John de Mikelham came into chancery at London 
on 16 August and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

k\\2. 16. William de Kelleseie, parson of Navenby church, diocese of Lincoln, 
The Tower, acknowledjres that he owes to EdFmund] de Grymesby, clerk, 42s. ; to 
bo levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiasti- 
cal coods in co. Lincoln. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Aug. 17. Robert Mouget of Teukesbury, William Belle and William Guge of 

The Tower. Teukesbuiy acknowledge that they owe to Henry de Stratford, clerk, 

6 marks, 9s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 

chattels in c<>. Gloucester, — The chancellor received the acknowledgment, 



11 EDWARD III.— Part II. 239 



13o7. Membrane Aid — ront. 

Aug. 18. Richard Daniory, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Margaret, late 
Westminster. ^^^ ^^^ ^^ Richard Dammory, 200/.. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Oxford. 

Thomas Wakelyn acknowledges that he owes to John de Staunford of 
Northampton, 40 marks ; to be levied, etc. in co. Northampton. 

Aug. 19. Richard Goger, parson of Swynnestolre church, diocese of Salisbury, 
Westminster- acknowledges that he owes to John de Herlaston, parson of Cumpton 
Valence church, 100.?. ; to be levied, in defaidt of payment, of his lands 
and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Dorset. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Geoffrey de Denton, vicar of Rierssh church, diocese of Rochester, 
acknowledges that he owes to the prior of Merton, 120 marks; to be 
levied, etc. in co. Kent. 

Walter atte Clevgate of Ryerssh acknowledges that he owes to the 
prior of Merton, 80 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Aug. 20. Ralph Basset of Dravton acknowledges that he owes to Master William 
Westminster, i^ Zousche, dean of St. Peter's, York, 60Z. ; to be levied, etc. in eo. 
Stafford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Robert de Grendon acknowledges that he owes to John de Gynewell, 
500 marks ,* to be levied, etc. in co. Lincoln. 

Geoffrey de Lucy, knight, and Hugh de Croft acknowledge that they 
owe to John de Pulteneye, knight, citizen of London, 200/. ; to be levied, 
etc. in CO. Northampton. 

Bartholomew de Burwasshe, knight, and Roger de Pykeryner acknow- 
ledfje that they owe to John de Pulteneye, knight, citizen of London, 
100 marks; to be levied, etc. in co. Buckingham. 

Geoffrey de Lucy, knisht, and Hugh de Croft acknowledge that they 
owe to Bartholomew de Burwasshe, knight, 200/. ; to be levied, etc. in 
CO. Kent. 

Aug. 17. William Deyvill for his good service tO' the king and his father is sent 
Westminster, to the abbot and convent of Woubourne Ch'apele, to receive such main- 
tenance for life as William de Bannebury, deceased, had there at the late 
king's request. By p.s. [10160.] 

Aug. 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order tO' receive the 
The Tower, proffer of John de Scures, sheriff of Southampton, by his deputy on th( 
morrow of Michaelmas next, giving John respite for renderinff his account 
until the quinzaine of Easter next, as the king has appointed him to 
guard the maritime land in that county against invasion, tos^ether with 
other lieges, and with other affairs with which he is specially charged. 

By C. 

Aug. 24. To the same. Order to cause John le Botiller, earl of Ormound, to 
Westminster, have respite until Michaelmas next and a year after for all the debts 
and reliefs which he owes at the exchequer. By K. 

The like to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. 

Aug. 26. To the treasurer and barons of the eachequer. Order to receive 

Westminster. William de Newenham and John de Holt as the attorneys of John de 

Alveton, sheriff of Oxford and Berks, to make his proffer on the morrow 

of Michaelmas next, as he is engaged upon the king's affairs. — ^The 

chancellor received th'3 acknowledgment {sic). By ^. 



240 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1337. Mem BEAN E iOd. 

Aug'. 22. William Vavasour of Thome acknowledges that he owes to William de 
The Tower. 1^, Pole, 100/-. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 

chattels in co. York. 

Cancclhd on paymtnt ; acknowledged by John de Codyngton, clerk, 

William^s attorney. 

William de la Pole puts in his place John de Codyngton, clerk, to 

prosecute the execution of the preceding recognisance. 

Aug. 22. John de Twyford, knight, the elder, acknowledges that he owes to 
The Tower. John de Wodehous, clerk, keeper of the hanaper, 8?. 9s. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Derby. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Aug. 23. The prior of Newynton Longevill and Richard le Blake of Bukyngham 
Westminster, acknowledge that they owe to- John de Molyns, knight, 30/. ; to b© 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and the prior's 
ecclesiastical goods, in co. Buckingham. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Aug. 21. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive John 

The Tower, ^q j^i Brok as the attoraey of Peter Barde, bailiff of Sandwich, to make 

his proffer on the morrow of Michaelmas next, as he is about to set out 

in the king's company to the duchy [of Aquitaine]. By K. and C. 

Aug. 19. To the sheriff of York. Order to release Thomas le Waite and Agnes, 
Westminster, his wife, from prison in York castle by a certain mainprise, as the king 
lately appointed Ralph de Hastjmges, Brian de Thomhull, Richard de 
Burton and Adam de Hopton tO' arrest Thomas and Agnes and others 
suspect of felonies, and to imprison them in that castle, acoording to 
the agreement made in the parliament at Westminster, and Thomas 
and Agnes were taken and imprisoned, and William de la Pole, the 
younger, Nicholas de Oterbourn, Robert de Styveton and John de Goldes- 
burgh of that county, have mainperned before the king in chancery to 
have Thomas and Agnes before the king, his council or justices to stand 
to right concerning the things with which they are charged, to do and 
receive what shall there be decided, and to behave well in the mean- 
time. By C. 
To the constable of Knaresburgh cnstle or to^ him who supplies his 
place there. Like order in faivour of William, son of Thomas le Waite, 
and certain others, imprisoned at Knaresburgh, for whom the same 
persons have mainperned. By C. 

Aug. 25. William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, acknowledges that he O'wes 
Westminster, to David de Caunton, knight, 1,000/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 
Cancelled on payment. 

William Fraunk, John de Beauchamp of Warrewyk and Thomas de 
Luoy, knights, acknowledge that they owe to Queen Philippa, 2,520?. ; 
to be levied, etc. in cos. Lincoln, Warwick and Westmorland. 

July 23. To brother Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of 
Westminster. Jerusalem in England. Prohibition, under pain of forfeiture, to take any 
apportum or tribute out of the realm in any way, loiowing that if he 
attempts to do so the king will cause the lands, <70ods and chattels 
of the Hospital to be seized into his hands, and wU cause the money 
already sent to the said parts and the money to be sent there to be 
levied for the king's use; the king also orders the prior to Ije 



11 EDWARD III.^Part IL 241 



1337. Membrane 40c? — cont. • 

before him and his council on the morrow if Martinmas next to 
answer the king for his contempt in disobeying a previous order tO' thd 
same effect, and to inform them concerning the sums which he has seuV. 
to the paid parts, and fm-ther to do and receive what shall be ordained 
by them in the premises. By K. and C 

[Feeder a. '\ 

Aug". 25. Walter de Huntyngfeld, parson of Ruggewyk church, diocess of 
Westminat-er. Chichester, acknowledges that he owes to Henry Darcy 500Z. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiasticail 
goods in CO. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The same Walter acknowledges thatt he owes to the same Henry, 500^. ; 
to be levied, etc. in co'. Sussex. 

John de Cotum, parson of Slapton church, diocese of Lincoln, acknow- 
ledges that he owes to Simon Symeon, 40 marks; to be levied, etc. in 
coi. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Walter Power, clerk, Simon's, 
attorney. 

WiUiam Vavasour of Holdermiesse' acknowledges that he owes to 
Michael de Wath, clerk, 101.; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

— — Simon Symeon puts in his place John de Hambury and Walter Power, 

— '— clerk, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 40 marks, made 
to him in chancery by John de Cotum, parson of Swapton churob, 
diocese of Lincoln. — Michael de Wath received the attorneys. 

Enrolment of grant by John de PateshuU, brother and Heir of 
Richard de Pateshull to William de Carleton, citizen of Lincoln, of all 
the lands, rents and services which came to him after his said brother's 
death, in the town of Kylthorp, col Rutland, which lands, etc. Richard 
had by the king's grant; John also grants that 35s. 2|(f. rent in the 
same town, which Walter de Exton holds for hfe vnth reversion to John 
and his heirs, shall remain to William. Witneisses: Sir John de Molyns, 
Sir John de Pulteneye, knights; Richard de Rothingg, Augustine le 
Waleys, Walter Turk. Dated ait London, at the Translation of St. 
Thomas the Martyr, 11 Edward LEI. 

Memorandum, that John de Pateshull cam.e intO' chancery at London, 
on 26 August, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Aug. 26. William de Resshebrok and John de Oxoneye acknowledge that they 
Westminster, owe to William de Emeldon, clerk, 20s. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of their lands and chattels in co. Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Aug. 28. Thomas son of Gilbert de Chesterton of Grrantham, acknowledges that 
Westminster. he owes to Henry Darcy of London, lOOZ. ; to be levied, etc. in co. 
Lincoln. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 
Cancelled on payment. 

MemBBA-ne ZM. 

Aug. 18. To J. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to attend a parliament at 
Westminster. -^yestminster on Friday before Michaelmas next, to treat concerning the 



2^2 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

■'■"*^'» Membrane ZM — cont. 

custody of the reailm during the king's absence beyond the sea, the 
preservation of peace in the reabn, and other most urgent affairs, warn- 
ing the prior and chapter of Christ Church, Canterbury, amd the 
archdeacons and clergy of that diocese to attend that parliament, the 
prior and archdeacons in person, the rest by their proctors. By K. 
[^Rep. Dignity of a Peer, iv. p. 479.] 

Tlie like to W. archbishop of York, sixteen bishops and the guardian 
of the spirituality of the bishopric of Chichester during a voidanco. 
[Ihid.] 

To the abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury. Summons to attend the 
said parliament. [Zfeit?.] 

The like to twenty-seven other abbots, the prior of the Hospital of St. 
John of Jerusalem iu England and three other priors. \Ihid.^ 

To Henry, earl of Lancaster. Summons to attend the said parliament. 
[Ihid.'\ 

The like, ' mutatis mutandis ' to twelve earls and thirty-three others. 
[Ibid.] 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause two knights for that shire, 
two citizens for each city and two burgesses for each borough to be 
, chosen to attend the said parliament. [Ibid.] By K. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.] 

To William de Clynton, eairl of Huntingdon, constable of Doveo: 
castle and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. 
Order to cause two barons to be chosen from each of these ports to 
attend the said parliament. [Ibid.] 

To Master Robert de Stretford, elect of Chichester. Order to attend 
the parliament to give his coixnsel with others of the council. [Ibid.] 
The like to ten others. [Ibid.] 

To J. archbishop of Canterbury. Order to cause all the bishops, 
prelates and clergy of his province to be convoked at St. Paul's church, 
London, on the morrow of Michaelmas, the deans, priors of cathedral 
chixrches, archdeacons and abbots, whom he shaU think fit, in person, 
the rest by theiir proctors, to trea^t upon the same matters with thi9 
king and others to be sent by him there, and to consent to those things 
which shall be ordained for the common aefence and benefit. 

[Ibid.] ByK. 

The like to W. archbishop of York for a convocation of the prelates, 
etc. of his province at York on Thursday after the octaves of Michaelmas 
next. [Ibid.] 



Membbane 38d. 

Aug. 24. To the treasuretr and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive 
Westminster. WTiiiiam Randulf and John de Selwode, as the attorneys of Master 
Robert de Brok and Gilbert de Berewyk, lately appointed to levy and 
collect in co. Wilts, the tenth and fifteenth granted in the parliament 
at Westminster, in the 10th year of the reign, and that granted in the 
same year in the great council at Nottingham, to render their account 
on the morrow of Mighaelnias next, as they are engaged upon the king's 
?iffairs, -^7 -^ 



11 EDWARD III.—Part II. 243 



13d7. Membrane 38<f — cont. 

To the same. Like order in faivoiir of William de Bromwich and 
Elias de Waddeworth, attorneys of Richard de Foxco'te, sheriff of 
Gloucester, to render his proffer on the morrow of Michaelmas next, 
as he is engaged upon the king's affairs. By K. 

Aug. 15. To the same. Order to cause Thomas earl of Norfolk, and marshal of 
Westminster. England, to have respite until the octaves of Hilary next for all the 
debts which he owes at the exchequer, as he is about to set out to Scot- 
land in the king's service. By K. 

Membbane 37d. 

Aug. 10. To the archbishop of Dublin. Request to be attendant upon John 

ijie iower. ^g, Cherleton, whom the king has appoanted justiciary, and Thoma.g 

bishop of Hereford, appointed chancellor of Ireland, and the king's 

ministers in that land, giving them such assistance as he is able in safe 

governing and for the repulse of enemies. 

The like to the following, to wit: — 

The airchbishop of Casseil. 

The archbishop of Tuam,. 

The archbishop of Armagh. 

The bishop of Meath. 

The bishop of Cork. 

The bishop of Kildare. 

The bishop of Ossory. 

The bishop of Limerick. 

The bishop of Annaghdown. 

The bishop of LeighKn. 

The bishop of Lismora 

The bishop of Ferns. 

The bishop of Cloyne (Glonen). 

The bishop of Down. 
The like to brother Roger Outlaigh, prior of the Hospital of St. John 
of Jerusalem in Ireland, and to the following: — 

Jameg earl of Ormound. 

Maurice fitz Thomas, earl of Dessemxmd. 

Eustace le Powe. 

Simon de Genevill. 

Thomas Wrogon. 

Richard ^e Tuyt. 

Walter de Bermyngehaim. 

Maurice fitz Nichol. 

David de Barry. 

Richard fitz Richer. 

Gerald de Rocheford. 

Thomas fitz Gilbert. 

William fitz Geraud. 

Matthew de Bath. 

Edmund de Burgo ' fitz au count.' 

Edmund de Burgo of Albenak. 

Francis Feypo. 

John de Wellesle. 

Nicholas de Verdon. 

Henry de Vemoill. 

FvJc de Freyne. 

David de Caunton. 

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244 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1337, Membrane 37c? — cont. 

Aug. 18. To John Bardolf. Order to b© before the king and his council at 
Westminster. Westminster on Friday before Michaelmas next, to do what shall be 
enjoined upon him by the king. By K. 

[Rep^ Dignity of a Peer, iv. p. 482.] 
The like to one hundred and nineteen others, \Ihid.'\ 

Sept. 2. Toi the bailiffs of Norwiohi. Order to cause three or four citizens of 
Westminster, ^j^g^^ pj^y ^^q, cqme to Westminster' on Friday before Michaelmas next 
to treat coiiceniing the safe custody of that city with the king and his 
council, and further to do what shall be ordained by the council and 
elnjoined by the king, knowing that if they do not come, the king will 
punish them for their disobedience and contempt, and they shall inform 
the king of the names of those coming to himi. By K. and C. 

[Ihid.] 

The Hke to the mayors and bailiffs of eighty-nine other cities and 
towns, separately. [Ihid^ 



Membbane 36d 

Sept. 1. James de Norhampton of London, acknowledges that he owes to 
Westminst«r. Jo,}m Lesturmy, knight, 80Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in the city of London. 

John Lestxirmy, knight., acknowledges thait he owesi to James de 
Norhampton of London 40^. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Essex. 

William, son of John Muschet of Fen Ditton, acknowledges that he 
owes to Simon de Drayton, knight, A.QI. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Cam- 
bridge. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Oct. 4. To the sheriff of Sussex. Writ for payment to Robert de Elnestede 
Westminster, and John de Stopeham, knights of that sliire, of 4^» 8s. for their expenses 
in attending the parliament at Westminster on Friday before Michael- 
mas last, to wit, for 11 days at 4s. a day each. By K. 
The like to other sheriffs for the knights of their respective counties 
[as in 'Return of Members, of Parliament,' i. p. 115, omitting Cam- 
bridge, Derby, Essex, Kent, London and Middleseac, Wailter de Hopton 
of CO. Salop, and Surrey]. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Lincoln. Writ for payment to William 
de Hakthom and Richard fitz Martyn, citizens of that city, of 60s. for 
their expenses in attending the said parliament, to wit, for fifteen days 
at 2s. a day each. By K. 

The following citizens and biu-gesses have like writs: — 

John de Longevill the elder, and William Bifle, burgesses of 

Northampton. 
John de Stalbrig and Elias Homes, citizens of Salisbury. 
John Morys and John Pittok, burgesses of Cambridge. 
John le Goldsmyth and John d© Aldermanston, burgesses of 

Radyng. 
John del Grene and John atte Yate, burgesses of Brugenorth. 
John Sotemay and Peter le Taillour, burgesses of Warwick. 
Richard Waweyn and Thomas Vigerous, citizens of Hereford. 
Robert Alibon, one of the burgesses of Derby. 
Richard le Eyr and Hugh de Somerton, burgesses of Welle, 
John Pit, one of the burgesses of Plymptoq., 



il EDWARD III.— Part II. ^6 



1337. Membbane 35d. 

Aug. 22. To the sherLffa of London. Order to caixse the goods and merchaaadise 
Westminster. of Thomas Godohep to be deaaTested without delay, and to restore to 
him anything that has been levied therefrom, notwithstanding the 
king's previous order, permitting him to do his will thereAith, so that 
he shall answer to the king tiie more readily for 71., due by him to 
Wilham de Bray, according to ai certaiin mainprise, as the king ordered 
the sheriffs to deliver to Kobert atte Grene, Nicholas le Coifster and 
John de Weston, merchants of the realm, or their attorneys, by in- 
denture, without delay, the satrplars of wool arrested by the sheriffs, in 
part satisfaction of 823Z. at which the goods, stolen from those mer- 
chants by John de Sancta Agatha and others, were estimated [as at 
page 6 above], but the king has learned that the said 71. due to "William 
de Bray by Ihomas, are to be paid at the terms of Michaelmas next 
and the Michaehnas following, and Thomas has found mainpernors before 
the king in chancery, to wit : John de Mymmes and Richard de Faane- 
bergh of London, who have vmdertaken that he will pay the said 71. to 
the king or to Robert, Nicholas ajnd John, or their attorney at the 
said terms. By K. and C. 

Enrolment of grant by David de Caunton, knight, to Sir Adam de 
Overton, rector of Ibestok church, and Sir Henry de Sodyngton, rector 
of Esshetesford church, of his manor of Piryton, co. Herteford, with 
all its appurtenances. Witnesses : Edward de Kendale, Hugh Mortymer, 
William de Lodewyk, John Ryvel, John Kirel, knights. Dated at 
London on Monday after St. Bartholomew, 11 Edward III. 

Memorandum that David came into chancery at Westminster on 26 
August and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by Nicholas de Wight to William de Carleton, 
citizen of London, of all his right and claim in 80 acres of land, 9^ 
acres of meadow, two parts of a messuage and dovecote in the town 
of Kylthorp, co. Rutland, which William holds of the gift and enfeoff- 
ment of John de PateshuU, brother of Richard de PateshuU ; and 
also all his right and claim in 35s. 2^d. rent, which ought to remain 
to William after the death of Walter de Exton, of the grant of the 
said John. Witnesses : Sir John de Molyns, Sir John de Pulteneye, 
knights, Richard de Rothingg, Augustin le Waleys, Walter Turk. Dated 
at London on Friday the feast of St. James the Apostle, 11 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Nicholas came into chancery at London on 26 
August and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

AufT. 29. Thomas Reiner of Suthewerk acknowledges that he owes to Gilbert 
Westminster, de Mordon, ' stoofisshemonger,' of London, 26^. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Surrey, 

AutT. 25. Brother- John, prior of Ely, acknowledges for himself and convent 
Westminster, that they owe to John Barouncel and John Stephani and their fellows, 
merchants of the society of the Peruzzi of Florence, 400^. j to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Cambridge. — Henry de Edenestowe received the acknow- 
ledgment by writ, which is on the files. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Memorandum that on 28 August it was agreed by the king and his 
council at Westminster that the estate which Robert de Henimyng- 
burgh, clerk of chancery, to whom the king committed the custody 
of the chancery rolls of Ireland to hold at will, then had in the 
chancery of England, should be reserved to him entire in all things 



246 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1337. Membrane 35c? — cont. 

until his return to England, and that no one else shall take his place 
in the chancery of England in the mean time, unless he has certified 
his williagness to the king or the chancellor. 

MemBBANE Zid. 

Aug. 26. To William de Shareshull and his fellows, justices appointed to take 
Westminster, assizes in cos. Gloucester, Hereford, Worcester, Salop and Stafford. 
Order to continue all assizes of novel disseisin and attaints arramed 
before them by the king's writs against John de Cherleton the elder, 
■vvuom the king has appointed justiciary of Ireland, and who is now 
about to set out to Ireland, in the same state in which they now 
are, while he is staying in that service, or until othenvise ordered, 
in accordance with the ordinance made in the late council at Notting- 
ham, though it is not the king's intention that persons making such 
disseisins and making journey to Scotland or Ireland so that plamts 
against them may be deferred, shall profit by the present ordinance. 

iFcedera.] By K. & C. 

The like to the same in favour of Owanus de Cherleton and Edward 
de Cherleton. By K. & C. 

Aug. 3. To the same. Like order in favour of Thomas, bishop of Hereford, 

Clarendon, appointed chancellor of Ireland, who is now about to set out to that 

land with others of the council. By K. & C. 

Dec. 9. The like to the same in favour of John de Cherleton the elder, 
staying in the king's service in Ireland. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas the king has granted to 
Elizabeth de Burgh, late the wife of Roger Dammory, two parts of 
the manor of Isketleshale, co- Suff'olk, for life with remainder to Sir Jolm 
Bardolf and Elizabeth liis wife as daughter of Roger and Elizabeth and 
Roger's heir, and to her heirs, and has granted tliat the third part of 
that manor, which Eleanor, late the wife of Guy Ferre, holds as dower, 
which ought to revert to the king, shall remain to Elizabeth de Burgh 
for life, with remainder as aforesaid, and the king has ordered Eleanor 
to make fealty and attendance in due form for the said third part, 
Eleanor has made fealty to Elizabeth in the presence of Sir John de 
Seintpol, Sir Thomas de Evesham, Sir Thomas de Brayton, Sir Thomas 
de Cheddeworth, and others, on 8 September, 11 Edward III. Dated 
at London on the day aforesaid. French. 

Memorandum that Eleanor came into chancery at Loudon on 9 
September, and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

MEMBBANE 33d. 

Aug. 12. Henry de Salle, William de Chedyngfeld and Thomas le Barber atte 
The Tower. Stonecrouch of oo. Middlesex, acknowledge that they owe to Roger 

de Bedefeld 20Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lauds 

and chattels in co. Middlesex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

EnrolmeiKt of indenture testifying that the assignment of the purparty 
of the manor of Westrasen and Middelrasen, co. Lincoln, which belonged 
to John Paynel, was made there on Tuesday before St. Luke, 10 
Edward III, before the escheator this side Trent, by virtue of the 
king's writ to make a legal partition of the said lands for John 



il EDWARD III.— Part it 24t 



1337. Membrane 33c? — cont. 

Pouger, who married Margery, daughter and co-heir of John Paynel, 
in the presence of llobert, son of Robert de Westrasen^ Henry Cauf, 
of the same, John de Stretton of Osgoteby, Robert Knot of Middel- 
rasen, Thomas Brid of Neuton, John son of Walter, Adam de Alyngton 
of Osegoteby, Henry Clerk, and of the free tenants and bondmen of 
the whole township. First there is assigned to John Pouger and 
Margery a certain old hall on the north of the church of Westrasen, 
with curtilages and dovecotes, kitchen and other houses annexed thereto, 
to wit with a house called ' Knyghtesohaumbre ' and with cowshed and 
pigsty opposite the hall on the west, with free entry and exit, also 
a certain island more easterly with its ponds and with a plot of 
pasture called ' Risknolm,' adjacent to the pond, on the east ; also 
three cottages in Westhallegarth with a plot of a croft, to wit a moiety, 
in the east; also of arable land, 2 selions lying upon Akerdyk, near 
the land of Thomas de Greynesby, containing 3^^ acres, 1 acre near 
the land of Henry Cauf in one selion, J acre of land in the same 
furlong aear the land of Henry Cauf, and. a rood there near the 
land of Osbert Page, a selion lying upon le Bergh near the land of 
Henry Cauf, containing 1 acre 1 rood; 2 selions there near the land 
of Robert Hant, containing 1 acre; i) roods in the same parcel near 
the land of John son of Walter; 1 acre there near the land of John 
son of Walter in le Bergh; \ acre upon le Bergh near the land of 
Henry Cauf on the south of Mikelgat; 1 aore there near the land 
of Henry Cauf, and abutting on le Dale; 1^ acres on Blabergh near 
the land of Henry Cauf in a selion; 1 acre 1 rood there between the 
land of Henry Cauf and of Robert Totel; IJ acres near the land of 
Stephen Page; 1^ acres near the land of Alice de Hotham; 1 acre in le 
Southende of Blabergh near the land of Roger de Randeby; 1 selion 
upon Blabergh rear the land of Robert de Totel, containing 2 acres; 
2 acres upon Blabergh in a selion near the land of John Brother; 
2 selions lie together upon Blabergh Estlanges near the land of Henry 
Cauf, containing 3 roods; 1^ acres lie upon Lutelbergh near the land 
of Thomas Jollan; 1 rood upon Dowlandes near the land of the rector; 
^ acre lying in the same near the land of Geoffrey de Thornton; 1 
rood upon Dykiurland near the land of Henry Cauf; 2 selions lie 
upon Neutonenges near the land of Henry Cauf, containing ^ acre; 
1^ acres near the land of Robert Hant upon Oldehayes; 1 acre there 
near the land of Henry Cauf ; 1 acre 3 roods in^ a selion lie on the 
north of le dale near le Estmare; 4 selions atte Maniwylghes on, the 
north of le Bergh near the land of John de Gaskryk, containing 2 
acres; 1 acre 3 roods in a selion lie in the same furlong near the 
laud of Robert Hant; 1 aore on le Bergh in a seliou on the north 
near the land of John son of Walter; a plot of pastiu-e near the 
water, abutting on Estmare, containing ^ acre; ^ acre on le Bergh 
near the land of John Brother ; 1 acre in 2 selions on the south 
of le Bergh near the land of Agnes Laurot; 3 selions west of Dayle 
near the land of Thomas de Greynesby, containing 3^ acres; 5 selions 
on Akerdyk, abutting upon the garden of Robert de Heworth, con- 
taining 1^ acres; 2 selions of 5 selions on le Maniwilwghes, on the 
west, containing IJ roods; 4 selions with a headland at the east 
head of the garden of Agnes de Neuton, containing 1^ acres; 4 selions 
abutting on Mikelgate and 1 selion in the middle of the parcel of 
Mikelgate, with a perch adjacent, south of Mikelgate, near the land 
of itoger de Randeby, containing 1 acre; 1 rood abutting on the river 
at Milnehul and 2 selions in Brokenbak, abutting on the land of Stephen 
Sibry, containing 1 acre; 1 rood abutting upon le VVilghes; J rood 



248 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



•13o7. Membrane ZZd — cont. 

near the land of Jolin Schayl on the east of the town; 3 selions 
lying near le Horebrigge, near the land of Simon de Herford, con- 
taining ^ acre ; a perch abutting upon Faunelcroft ; 3 selions lying 
upon Kirkelaores under the garden of Roger de Otteby, containing 
2 aores; 2 selions in le Est near the land of William de Bondeby, 
containing IJ acres; 5 selions lying in the same furlong near the 
land of Thomas Garfyn; 3 selions lying upon Wypdayl near t'le land 
which belonged to Osbert Pyioun, containing 3 roods; a selion abutting 
upon Stokebergh, containing 1 rood; 3 selions lying upon Estbraithowe 
near the land of Simon de Herford, containing 2| acres; 6 selions upon 
Estbenalandes near the land which belonged to John Broune, containing 
IJ aores; 2 selions upon Stonelacres near the land of Robert son of 
Robert, containing 1 acre ^ rood; 1 selion upon Overseooecuppe near 
the land of Stephen Sibry, containing 1 rood; 5 selions upon Nether- 
seccecuppe, containing 2 acres; 3 selions lying upon Crakehow near 
the land of Stephen Sibry, containing 4 acres; a selion lying in the 
same furlong near the land of Richard de Croumbwell, containing 1^ 
acres, with a gore at the north head near the land of Geoffrey Trigge, 
containing ^ acre ; a selion upon Overgrenetoft near the land of Geoffrey 
Trigge, containing 1 acre; 5 selions lying in the same furlong near 
the land of Nicholas de Neuton, containing 3 aores; 5 selions lying 
upon Nethergrenecroft near the land of Robert son of Robert, con- 
taining 3 J acres; 3 selions lying upon PottershuU, near the land of 
Nicholas de Neuton, containing 3 acres, with a ' styntyng ' adjacent ; 
2 selions lying upon OvermLrnewang near the land of Simon de 
Herford, containing 3| roods; a selion lying upon Layrputes near the 
land of Thomas Garfyn, containing 1^ acres; 4 selions lying upon 
Neudayle on the west near the land of John de Otteby, containing 

2 acres; 5 selions lying upon Whytputteland near the land which 
belonged to Richard de Neuton, containing 2 J acres; 3 selions lying 
in the same furlong near the land of Stephen Sibiy, containing 1 
acre 1 rood; 1 selion lying upon, the same furlong near the land of 
the said Stephen, containing 1 rood; 4 selions lying upon Blakvildos 
near the land which belonged to Geoffrey Trigge, containing 1 acre 
1 rood; 5 selions lying on the west under Wysmangarth near the 
land of William de Bondeby, containing 3 acres; a selion upon Holm 
at the bridge near the land of William Necch, containing \ acre; 
4 selions lying upon the same furlong near the land of Stephen Sibry, 
containing 2 acres; a selion in the same furlong near the land of 
Stephen Sibry, containing 1 acre; 2 selions lying upon le Holm near 
the land of Stephen Sibry on the south, containing 2 acres; a selion 
lying in the middle of le Holm near the land of Henry Cauf on the 
north, containing 1 acre; a selion lying at the south head of le 
Holm on the west, containing 2 acres. On the west of the town, 
4 selions lying upon le Clakbergh near the land of Simon de Herford, 
containing 5 acres, with 2 ' styntinges ; ' 2 selions lying upon Langedyk- 
furlanges near the land of Simon de Herford, containing 1 acre 1 rood; 

3 selions upon Langedykfurlanges near the land which belonged to 
^Villiam Page, containing 2 acres; 3 selions lying upon le Greites 
near the land of Petronilla Page, containing l^- roods; a selion lying 
near the land of Simon de Herforde upon Wodefurlanges, containing 
1 acre ; a selion upon the same furlong near the land of Stephen 
Page, containing 1 acre; 2 selions lying upon the same furlong near 
the land of Robert son of Robert, containing 2 acres; a selion atte 
Gote upon the same furlong near the land of Geoffrey Trigge, con- 
taining 1 acre; 2 selions lying upon Colputes near the land of Robert 



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1337. Membrane ZZd — cont. y'' 

son of Robert, containing 3 roods ; a rood upon Scettres near the land of 
William son of Walter; 4 selions lying upon Littelliow near the land of 
Nicholas de Hotham, containing 2 acres ; i selions lying upon Underwode 
towards Littelhougate near the land which belonged to William Page, con- 
taining 1 acre; 2 selions lying upon Westlanges at the head of the 
wood near the land of William North, containing 1 acre ; 5 selions lying 
upon Westlanges at the head of the wood near the land of Ricliard 
de Crumbwelle, containing 2^ acres; a selion lying upon Mikeldaylside 
near the land of John Milner, contaiiiing 3 roods; a selion upon 
Wadhow near the land of Osbert Pyioun, containing ^ acre; 3 selions, 
also lying upon Mikeldaylside, near the land of Henry Cauf, containing 

1 acre; 6 selions lying upon Westlanges near the land which belonged 
to Simon de Baumburgh, containing 4| acres; 2 selions lying upon 
Wadhow near the land of Heniy Cauf, containing 3 roods ; 2 selions upon 
Wadhow and Clakbergh near the land of Thomas Garfyn, containing 

2 acres; 6 selions lying upon Clakbergh near the land of Petronilla 
Page, containing 4 acres; 2 selions lying upon Bynlandes near the 
land of John Schayl, containing 1 rood; a selion in le Mersh near 
the land of William son of Geoffrey Milner, containing 1 rood; 3 
selions lying in le Mersh abutting upon le Bek, 1 selion of which 
extends by the middle of the furlong near the land of Thomas Garfyn, 
and contains IJ acres; 3 selions of 4 selions lying in le Mersh near 
the land of Osbert Pyioun, containing 2 acres; i selions in the middle 
of le Mersh near the land of Robert son of Robert, containing 2^ 
acres; a selion upon Raulwang near the land of Henry Cauf, containing 
1 acre; 2 selions lying in the same furlong near the land of Simon 
ae Herford, containing 2 acres; a selion in the lower part of Hundyk, 
containing ^ acre; a selion lying upon Westlang near , tlie land of 
Robert Garfyn, containing 3 roods ; 5 selions lying in le More near 
the land of William Wrighte, containing 4 aores; 2 selions lying on 
the east of Fraunceysgate upon Westlang, containing 1 acre; 2 selions 
lying in le More, abutting upon.le Wellesty, containing 1 acre; 3 
selions abutting upon Littelhougate, containing 4 J acres; 1 acre of 
land lying near the land of Robert son of Robert, separable every other 
year; a selion in le Wra near Balfrid de Thornton, containing ^ acre 
with all easements touching the said lands. Also a moiety of 5 unculti- 
vated selions lying upon Wranglandes near the land of Stephen Sibry; 
a moiety of an uncultivated selion lying in the same parcel near John 
Pyioun ; a moiety of 2 uncultivated selions lying in the same parcel near 
Thomas Garfyn; a moiety of a selion lying in the same parcel near 
Byrygh ; a moiety of If perches, 1 rood, in le Wro near the land of Ralph 
de Marisco ; a moiety of all the meadow in le Wro and Doderholm on 
the east; a moiety of all the meadow in a plot called le Twenty 
wherever it falls; a moiety of all the meadow in Riskholm; a motety 
of all the meadow in Dikheug with Pilfordeholm, on the south and 
east; a moiety of all the meadow in Beklanges on the east; a moiety 
of all the meadow in Longedayles on the east; a moiety of all the 
meadow in Sutheralanges on the south; a moiety of all the meadow 
in Northanlanges on the south; a moiety of all the meadow in West- 
holm and Cavenesham on the south and east; a moiety of all the 
meadow in Smerholm on the south; a moiety of all the meadow in 
Braelheng on the east; a moiety of all the meadow in le Barloccos 
on the east. Also a moiety of certain lands which belonged to Osbert 
Pyioun, which Henry son and heir of Richard de Neuton claims to 
be his right, to wit : a selion upon le Sandes, near the land which 
belonged to Thomas Horpy, containing \ acre; 2 selions upon Kirtil* 



250 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1337, Membrane 33c? — cont. 

acres, containing 1^ acres; a selion upon Layrputes, and it extends 
through the whole, containing 1 acre, 1. rood; a seUon upon le Holm 
at the south head, containing 1 rood; a selion of 2 selions upon 
Raulwang near the land of John Pyioun, containing 1 acre 1 rood ; 
through the whole, containing 1 rood; a selion of 2 selions upon 
1 acre 1 rood ; a meadow which belonged to Osbert Pyioun. Also a 
moiety of all the meadow of Osbert, to wit : 2^ roods on the west 
of Holm near tue meadow of Thomas Garfyn; 2 roods in le Southalang 
near Thomas Garfyn, with appurtenances. Also the rents and services 
which the following free tenants owe; of Robert Baker, 17s. i^d. for 
a messuage and 3 bovates of land which he holds for life and the 
reversion thereof; of William son of Stephen Page, 125, for a messuage 
and 2 bovates of land which he holds for life, and the reversion thereof; 
of Robert son of Kobert, 32s. d>d. for tenements which he holds of 
them, of which he holds 1 bovate of land at will; of Peter de Thorp 
22s.; of William son of Petronilla Page, 17s. for a messuage and 3 
bovates of land which William holds at will; also a toft and 2 bovates 
of land which Elena Brice holds at will, and renders 12s. yearly; of 
the land of Richard de Neuton, 10s. ^d. ; 1 toft and a bovate of land 
which Margery Fabr[e] holds at will, and renders 5s. \()\d. yearly; also 
rents of free tenants, to wit : of Stephen Sibry, lie?. ; of Peter de Hotham, 
2s. id.; of Roger de Randeby, 10c?.; of Robert de Heworth, 2\d.', 
of Simon de Herford, 156?.; of Robert Sohephirde, 66?.; of William 
de Marmeby, 6s. 36?. ; also bondmen with their issues, to wit : John 
de Thorntone with a messuage, a, toft and 4 bovates of land with 
8s.. Zd. rent yearly, anu winter, autumnal and summer work every week, 
except seven weeks which are allowed him for holidays, yearly; total, 
92 works for ^6?. each, and he renders at Christmas a bushel of malt, a 
cock and three hens, and at the Purification, 26?. for ' heysilver,' also 
45 hens' eggs at Easter, and at the Ascension i^d. for ' wyskgilde,' and 
2 geese at St. Peter ad Vincula, and 3 precariae in the autumn with 
two men to reap, and an aid at Michaelmas; also Robert le White, 
bondman, with his issue and with a messuage and 4 bovates of land 
which he holds in bondage, rendering 7s. yearly, and does all the 
works and customs which John de Thornton does; also John son of 
Henry, a bondman, who holds in bondage a messuage and 4 bovates 
of land, rendering 7s» lOe?. yearly, and does the same services; also 
John le Grayve, bondman, with a messuage and 2 bovates of land 
which he holds in bondage, rendering 2s.. 86?. yearly and the said 
services; also John Brother, bondman, Avith a messuage and 3 bovates 
of land which he holds in bondage, rendering 4s. 66?. yearly; also Alice 
Schayl, bondwoman, with a messuage and 3 bovates of land which she 
holds in bondage, rendering 4s. yearly, doing the said services; also 
Petronilla Page, bondwoman, who holds 1 messuage, 2 bovates of land 
in bondage, and renders 2s. 86?. yearly, doing the said services; also 
certain bondmen who hold tofts in bondage, to wit : Geoffrey son of 
John, bondman, with a toft which he holds in bondage, rendering 2s. 
yearly, and aid at Michaelmas; Elena Brice, bondwoman, with her 
issue and a toft which she holds in bondage, rendering 3&. yearly, and 
aid at Michaelmas; Hugh de Clokton, bondman, with his issue and a 
toft held in bondage, rendering 126?. yearly, and aid at Michaelmas; 
Walter Smyth, \^d. ; of Agnes Cok, 2s. 36?. ; also John Horpy, who 
renders 25.. 6c?. yearly; also Margery, late the wife of William Dolle, 
8s. 10^6?.; William Prest, rendering 2s. yearly; also the suit of William 
Yolton and the reversion of two messuages and 3 bovates of land which 
he holds for life; also of the rent of Henry clerk of Neuton, of Matilda 



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1337. Membrane 33d — cont. 

late the wife of Simon Clerk, 19d. ; also a moiety of the free tenants 
and bondmen in, Middelrasen, to wit; Juhana Walk, bondwoman, with 
her issue and a messuage and bovate of land, held in bondage, rendering 
12s. yearly; Alice Borel with her issue, rendering 136^. yearly for 
a messuage and bovate of land held in bondage, Richard de Gaskrik 
will receive all the residue of his rent; Walter de Bolington with his 
issue and a toft and 2 bovates of land held in bondage, rendering 6s. 8d. 
yearly ; also the services of the abbot of Tupholm, with all his tenants 
in Middelrasen of the fee of Paynel; also the heir of Ralph de Crop- 
hull; also a moiety of a windmill; also rents, to wit: of Robert de 
Toft, 5d. ; of Heniy Cauf, bd. ; of the house of St. Mary, id. ; also the 
tenancies of Sir Adam de Welle, knight, of John son of Walter, one coming 
at the lords court ; of William son of Walter, Id. ; of Elena, daughter of 
Robert Sohayl, Id. yearly; of Coleota de Neuton, l^d. yearly; of 
Geoffrey Mustell, 2d. for yearly rent; of Stephen de Hotham, '6d. for 
the same ; of Thomas Tours for a plot of meadow, 2d. ; Robert de 
Totel, for once coming to the lord's court. Id. ; Thomas Motekan, for 
the same; Robert Estiby, for the same. Dated as aforesaid. 



Membbane 32d. 

Sept. 4. Robert de Malteby, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William 
Westminster, de Wauncy, knight, 340 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of 
nis lands and chattels in co. iNorfolk. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of indenture between Sir Robert de Malteby, knight, and 
Sir William de Wauncy, knight, testifying that whereas Robert is bound 
to William by the preceding recognisance, William grants that if Robert 
pay 170 marks at certain terms, ue shall be fully paid and the recogni- 
sance shall be null. Dated' at London on Thursday after tiie beheading 
of St. Jolm the Baptist, 11 Edward HI. French. 

Memorandum that Robert and William came into chancery at London 
on 4 September, and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Sept. 1. To the shea-iif of Suiiolk. Order to arrest John Benedigh, Roger 
Westminster, de Hekenham, William Nyghtyngale, Richard li aber, Thomas de Ludham, 
William de Stayngate, 'lliomas de Holgate, Henry Sped, Richard Pete, 
Jolm Hulot, Richard Gilbert, William, son of John Eairweder and 
Thomas Tulle who were lately chosen and aixayed before the admiral 
of the fleet to set out in the king's service m a ship called ' la Grace,' 
of Little Yarmouth, and who have not yet set out, as has been testitied 
before the king, until each of them shall hnd sulticieiijt security to be 
at London on the morrow of St. Matthew next, to set out in the 
said service; and the sheriff shall send that security to the king in 
chancery without delay, under his seal, and if the men will not hnd 
security, then he shall keep them in prison so that they be not released 
without the king's special order. — Thomas son of John de West Jerne- 
muth follows for the king. 

Sept. 6. To the sheriff of Statiord. Order to supersede until Michaelmas next 
Woodstock, the distraint made on the prior of Tuttebury for rendering 57 marks 
6s. 8d. before that feast, and the taking of his body, as the king ordered 
the prior to have that money which he paid for having the custody 
of hia priory, at London on the feast of St. Laurence to be delivered 
to Master William la Zouohe, dean of St. Peter's, York, the treasurer, 



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1337. Membrane Z2d — cont. 

or to John Charnoles, supplying his place, and the king ordered the 
sheriti" to go to the prior and cause that money to be levied [o« at page 
abovt\; but afterwards the king gave the prior respite until 
Michaelmas next. 

Auw. 25. To the collectors of the old and new customs in the port of Boston. 
Westminster. Order to supersede the paying of 205. of each ' miliare ' of tin and 
6s. M. of each load of lead received by them, to William de la Pole 
and Reginald de Conductu, and to cause all the money thereof to be 
kept for the king's use, although the king lately ordered them to pay 
all the money so received for tin and lead taken out of the realm to 
Iv'iUiam and Reginald; but the king considers that he is obliged for 
the said money and wishes to retain it for his affairs. By K. k C. 

The like to the following: — 

The collectors of the old and new customs in the port of Kyngeston- 

upon-HuU. 
The collectors of the old and new customs in the port of Newoastle- 

upon-Tyne. 

Membbane 31d. 

Sept. 2. William de Sturmere, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Westminster. Percebrigg, clerk, 40s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Kent. 

Aug. 28. To Peter king of Aragon, Valencia, Sardinia, and Corsica, and count 
Westminster, of Barcelona. Request to assist the king with advice and help against 
the enemies warring against him, and not to adhere to these enemies. 
[Fcedera.] 

Sept. 2. To Otto and Albert (Abberto) dukes of Austria. Because the sea 
The Tower, passage is dangerous on account of pirates, the king has caused Henry 
Gasseler, knight, and the dukes' envoy to wait until the time when the 
king will cross, which will be shortly, and the king will bring in his 
company his daughter Isabella and the said knight to complete the 
matters in treaty between the dukes and the king's envoys, so that the 
king requests them to excuse the delay, as it is better to wait awhile 
than to expose Henry and Isabella to^ daingers. [Ibid.] 

Master Gilbert de Lutegereshale puts in his place Henry de Ingelby, 

clerk, and Robert Tavemer, of London, ' hosiere,' to prosecute the execu- 
tion of a recognisance for 20^. made to him. in chancery by Simon 
Edibern, vicar of Suthgyvel church, diocese of Lincoln. 

Sept. 6. David de Caunton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Woodstock. Assh, citizen of London, 40^.; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Master John de Aston, parson of Haiesworth church, diocese of Nor- 

wich, acknowledges that he owes to Master Robert de Stratford, 

archdeacon of Canterbury, 100 marks. [Incomplete.] 

Sept. 2. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause William 

Westminster. Vaghan, sheriff of Surrey and Sussex, to have respite until the morrow 

of Hilary next, for rendering his account at the exchequer on the 

present moiTOW of Michaelmas, as he is specially charged with the 

t custody of the maritime land and other affairs of the king. By K. 



11 EDWARD III.^Part II. 253 



loo7. Membrane Z\d — cont. 

Sept. 8. To the same. Order to admit the attorney appointed by "William 
Woodstock. Vaghan, sheriff of Surrey and Sussex, to make his proffer at the ex- 
chequer at York on the morrow of Michaelmas next, as he is engaged 
upon the custody of the maritime land and other affairs of the king. 

By C. 

Sept. 9. Master John de Assheton, parson of Halesworth church, diocese of 
Woodstock. N-Qj-^cii^ acknowledges that he owes to Master Robert de Stratford, 
airchdeacon of Canterbury, 100 marks; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Norfolk. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John de Goldyngton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard 
le Kyng, ' bochier,' citizen of London, 50?. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Goldyngton knight, acknowledges that he owes to William 
de Lyndeseye, ' cha.undeler,' citizen of London, 50Z. ; to be levied, etc. 
in CO. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Membbane ZOd. 

Aug. 27. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to canise Ralph 

Westminster, de Brok, parson of Gosberkyrk church, who is staying beyond the sea 

on the king's affairs, to have respite until the Purification next, for all 

debts which he owes at the exchequer. By K. 

Aug. 17. To the same. Order to cause Eudo de Stok, who is staying beyond the 

Westminster, sea on the king's affairs, to have respite until the Purification next, for 

all accounts which he is bound to render at the exchequer and for all 

debts which he owes there. By K. 

Aug. 29. To Master William la Zousch, dean of St. Peter's, York, the treasurer. 
Westmineter. Order to cause the prior of Horton to have a respite until the quinzaine 
. i of Michaelmas next, for the payment of 27 marks, 6^. 8d., which he owe? 

for the custody of his priory, and for what he freely granted, which he 
ought to have paid at St. Laurence last, although the king lately 
ordered the prior by writ to have that money at London to be delivered 
to William or to John Chamels, supplying his place, as the king wishes 
to show favour to the prior, at the request of John de Warennia, earl 
of Surrey, whose son the prior is. By K. 

Aug. 30. To Gilbert de Berewyk. Order to cause brother John de Tyntem, 
Westminster, monic ^f Malmesbury abbey, who is detained in Gilbert's custody at 
the king's suit, because he was indicted before certain lieges of certain 
misdfeeds, to be delivered to the abbot of Malmesbury, having taken a 
mainprise, to be found by the abbot that he will have John before the 
king to answer him for the premises, and to do' whait shall be determined 
by him and his council. Gilbert shall inform the king of the names of 
the mainpernors. By K. 

Aug. 29. To Master William la Zousche, dean of St. Peter's, York, the 
Westminster, treasurer. Order to cause the prior of Lewes to have respite until the 
quinzaine of Michaelmas next for paying 280 marks, which he granted 
for having the custody of the priory and of his free will, which he ought 
to have paid at St. Laurence last, so that the rolls of the exchequer 
inay be ecxamined touching the matter, and justice done to liim, as 



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1"37. Membrane Z(id — cont. 

although the king ordered the prior to have that money at London to 
be delivered to William or to John Chamels, supplying his place, the 
prior, appearing before the king and his council, has asserted that the 
priory was founded hy the ancestors of John de Warenna, earl of 
Surrey, and the priors never made any apportum out of the reailm to 
parts beyond, except in paying 100s. yearly to the abbot of Cluny, 
appointed by the alms of the founders, and at the time when the late 
king* caused the possessions of aliens of the power of the king of 
France to be taken into his hands, the prior was released and the 
lands of the priory, them seized', were restored tO' him for the aforesaid 
causes and others shown before the council, as may appear by process 
taken thereupon at the exchequer and in chancery ; and because the 
exchequer is now closed and the rolls of the late king's chancery are 
not in the king's possession, he has given the prior the said respite. 

By K. 

Sept. 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede 
Westminister, the demand which they made on John de Warmynton, parson of 
Haddesco' church, and Richard Faukot, proctors of the priory of Toft, 
in Norfolk, which is a cell of the abbey of Preaux, in Normandy, or on 
the prior for 1,200Z. of the arrears of the prior's ferm for having the 
custody of his lands, until the morrow of Martinmas next, so that the 
rolls of chancery and the exchequer may be inspected in the meantime, 
and what is Just done, as' John and Richard have besought the king 
to provide for their indemnity in this matter, as the late king caused 
the possessions of aliens of the power of the king of France to be taken 
into his hands, and committed the custody thereof to men of religion for 
rendering a yearly ferm at Ihe exchequer, and although the present 
king, in the first year of his reign, caused their possessions to be restored 
to the prior of Toft and other men of religion, and pardoned them the 
arrears of such ferms, as may appear, they say, by the rolls and 
memoranda of the exchequer, yet the treasurer and barons cause 1,200Z. 
to be exacted from John and Richard, and because the exchequer is closed 
and the rolls of chancery for that time are not in the king's possession, 
the king wishes what is just and reasonable to be done for John and 
Richard. By K. 



MEMBBANE 29d. 

Aug. 21. To the sheriff of Kent. Order, upon sight of these presents, to cause 
Westminister, proclamation to be made in cities, boroughs, market towns and other 
fit places that archbishops, bishops, all abbots and priors and other 
ecclesiastical persons, earls, barons, knights, lords of towns, merchants 
and other rich people of that county, shall be at Rochester on the 
morrow of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross next, to hear the king's 
intention and will concerning the defence of the realm against the king 
of France, who is waging war on it, which will be set forth tO' them by 
those whom the king will send for this, making known to them that if 
they refuse to come, the king will punish them as disobedient. By K. 

[Fcedera.] 

The like to the sheriffs of thirty-three other counties to make like 
proclamations for such assemblies at various places. [Ibid.l 

To W. archbishop of York. Request to cause the prelates and clergy 
of his diocese to be convoked at York on Wednesday after the Nativity 



11 EDWAED III.— Part II. 25B 



1 337. Membrane 29d — cont. 

of the Virgin next, so that the prelates, deans, aibbots, priors, arch- 
deacons, rectors of churches and other beneficed clergy as he shall see 
fit, shall appear in person, and to show them how the king is obliged to 
spend great siuns of money for the war with the king of France, in- 
ducing them to grant a subvention in alleviation of those expenses, 
informing the king with all speed of whatt they shall grant, and to 
cause the schedule setting forth this matter to be published in every 
church of the diocese and in other fitting places. By K. 

[Ibid. Rep. Dignity of a Peer, iv. p. 485.] 

The like to J. archbishop of Canterbury and eleven bishops to con- 
voke the clergy of their dioceses at various places on various days. 
[Ibid.] 



Membbane 28d. 

Aug. 28. To J. archbishop of Canterbury and William de Clynton, earl of 
Westminister. Huntingdon, appointed for the defence of the realm in co. Kent. Order 
to expound to the clergy and people of that county the contents of a 
schedule which the king is sending to them, containing the endeavours 
which he has made to avoid war with the king of France, inducing them 
to aid the king to the extent of their ability, as it will be necessary for 
the king to incvir great expenses for the public defence. By K. 

[Fcedera.] 

The like to one hundred and one others, appointed in various counties. 
[IMd.] 

[Here follows the schedule. Ibid.] 



Membrane 27<i!. 

Sept. 12. John de Wokelond, chaplain, acknowledges that he owes to Master 
Woodstock. Richard de Evesham, clerk, 87 marks; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands in co. Oxford. 

Sept. 2. To the treasiirer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John 

Westminster, de Hamely, sheriff of Cornwall, and John Petit, late sheriff there, to have 

respite until the quinzaine of Easter next, for rendering their accounts 

on the morrow of Michaelmas next, as they are engaged upon the king's 

affairs. By K. 

Sept. 13. Hugh Madefrey acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Lassy, 121.; 
Woodstock, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Cambridge. 

The abbot of Barlynges, John Lestraunge of Blanmouster, Henry de 

Halton and Alesia, late the wife of Ebulo Lestraunge, executors of 

Ebulo's will, as is said, put in their place John de Wynwyk and William 
de Ravendale, clerks, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 
200/., made to Ebulo in chancery by Richard de Kelshale. 

Sept. 15. Nicholas de Odecomb acknowledges that he owes to John Paulyn 
Woodstock. Byestebroke, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds ai^d 
chattels in co. Oxford. 



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.CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1337. 

Sept. 13. 

Woodstock. 



Sept. 18. 
Woodstock. 



Membrane 27 d — cont. ■ 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
exaction made upon Thomas de Brewes for the arrears of his service 
due to the king for the manor of Boseham, co. Sussex, for the time when 
Thomas, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England, held the manor, to be 
superseded until the quinzaine of Easter next, provided that he shall 
answer to the king for that servio© for the time "when he held the 
manor, as he has besought the king to provide for his indemnity 
in this matter, as the manor, which the earl gaive to his son Edward, 
now deceased, and to Beatrice, daiUghter of Roger de Mortuo Marl, 
Edward's wife, by the king's licence, which manor Thomas and Beatrice, 
whom he afterwards married', now hold, is held of the king by the service 
of ^il. 2s. as of a certain fee ferm, and divers arrears of that ferm are 
exacted from Thomas for the time that the earl held the manor, and 
the king wishes to do faivour to Thomas, who' is about to set out with 
him. to parts beyond the sea. By C. 

To the same. Order to receive WilUam Buksum and Richard Curson 
as the attorneys of John de Oxon[ia], sheriff of Nottingham and Derby, 
to render his account and make his proffer on the morrow of Michaelmas 
next, as he is attendant, by the king's order, upon the lieges whom the 
king appointed to levy certain siuns of money granted to him by the 
men of those counties for the defence of the realm. — The chancellor 
received the attorneys. By C. 

Sept. 22. To the same. Order to receive John de Brok and' William atte Pile 

The Tower, ^g the attorneys of Thomas de Brokhull, sheriff of Kent, to make his 

proffer on the morrow of Michaelmas next, as he is engaged upon the 

king's affairs. By K. 

To the same. Order to catuse Thomas de Brokhull, sheriff of Kent, 
to have respite until the morrow of Hilary next, for rendering his 
account on the morrow of Michaelmas next, as he is engaged upon the 
king's affairs. By K. 

Oct. 7. Reginald de Botreaux, Ralph . Bloyou and John de Chynerston 
Westminster, acknowledge that they owe to Thomas de Ferariis, knight, 1,000 marks; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. 
i. Cornwall. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Henry de Wylyngton acknowledges that he owes to Baldwin de 
Fryvill, 200?. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Devon. 

Thomas de Ferariis acknowledges that he owes to Theobald de 
Mounteny, 100?. ; to be levied, etc. in cO'. Northampton. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Oct. 6. Gilbert de Horsle, who^ has long served the king, is sent to the prior 

The Tower, and convent of Norwich to receive such maintenance in that house as 
Hugh Heldelond, deceased, had there at the request of Edward I. 

• By p.s. 

Oct. 8. To the justices of the Bench. Whereas Edward I granted, by 
Westminster, charter, the manor of Bridebrok, co. Essex, to the abbot and convent 
of Westminster for the maintenance of the anniversary of Queen 
Eleanor, and the abbot has alleged in a pleai pending before the king 
between Gilbert, son of Gilbert Pecche, and the abbot concerning that 
manor, that he holds the manor by that charter, and that he ought not 
to answer without the king, wherefore the justices superseded farther 
process, and although the king, at Gilbert's sijfit, ordered further process 



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257 



1337. 



Membrane 27d — ront. 



to be taken, notwithstanding the said charter and allegation, but that 
the justices should not proceed to render judgment, yet because the 
king has now learned that the said queen, who acquired that manor in 
fee, had, while she lived, deeds, releases and other muniments which 
could be valid for the king and the abbot tO' exclude Gilbert from that 
action, and that these were delivered to the treasury of Edward I, by 
the queen's executors, the king orders the justices not to' proceed to 
render judgment or attempt any thing toi the prejudice of the king in 
this matter until the said muniments, which the king will cause to be 
examined with all possible speed, and will cause the justices to be 
certified thereof, have been so examined. By C. 

Oct. 18. Thomas de Hoc, knight, and John Leget acknowledge that they owe 
Westminster, to John de Wodehouse, clerk, 201. ; to be levied, in defatult of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in co. Hereford. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Sept. 23. John de Denton of Newcastle-upon-Tyne acknowledges that he owes 
The Tower, to Thomas de Baumbergh, clerk, 160^. ; to be levied, etc. in co. North- 
umberland. 



3fEMBBANE 2Qd. 

Sept. 15. William Strug acknowledges that he owes to William atte Fenne, 25 
Woodstock, marks ; to be levied, etc. in co. Wilts. 

Sept. 16. Reginald de Botriaux, knight, and Thomas Gove acknowledge that they 
Woodstock, owe to John de Herwardstok, merchant of London, 1001. ; to be levied, 
etc. in CO. Cornwall. 



Sept. 17. 
Woodstock. 



Geoffrey de Chelkehethe, canon of St. Martin's le Grand, London, 
acknowledges that he owes to John de Sancto Paulo, clerk, 665. Sd. ; to 
be levied, eto. in co. Middlesex. — The chancellor received the acknow- 
ledgment. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Sept. 13, To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause John Giffard of Bures to have 
Woodstock, respite until Easter next for the debts which are exacted of him, up to 201. 

By K. 

Sept. 8. To Nicholas de la Beche, constable of the Tower of London, or to him 
Westminster, ^j^^ supplies his place there. Order to cause Simon atte Croys, whom 
the king lately caused to be taken by Thomas de Kenilworth and delivered 
to Nicholas to be imprisoned in the Tower, toi be released, because he 
has found Andrew de Saoheworth, Osbert Braye, John Lovekyn, John de 
Oxenford, Alan de Wyghte, William de Chesewyk, of the city of London, 
who have mainpemed before the king in chancery tO' have him before 
the king to answer upon those things which the king ■wishes to say 
against him, and for his good behaviour. By K. 

Sept. 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order tO' cause William 
Woodstock. (Je Cusancia to have respite until the quinzaine of Easter next for his 
account for the custody of all the castles, manors, towns, hundreds, lands 
and rents which belonged to John, 'earl of Cornwall, the king's brother, 
except the castle and manor of Berkhampstede, as on 13 September in 
the 10th year of the reign the king committed that custody to William 
to hold until Michaelmas last and from then till Michaelmas following, 



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1337. 



Memhrane 26<f — cont. 



Sept. 16. 
Woodstock. 



Sept. 20. 
The Tower. 



Sept. 23. 
The Tower. 



Sept. 20. 
The Tower. 



Sept. 24. 
The Tower. 



answerino^ for the issues thereof at the exchequer, and although the king 
ordered him by writ of the exchequer to render that account at the 
morrow of Michaelmas, yet the king has given him the said respite 
because he does not wish to render the account before he has audited 
the accounts of his baiUffs and ministers of their lands, who have not, 
he declares, rendered their accounts to him, and he is on the king's 
business. By K. 

To the same. Order to cause Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wynde- 
sore castle, to have respite until the quinzaine of Easter next for render- 
ing his account due on the morrow of Michaelmas next, as he is engaged 
upon the king's affairs. By K. 

To the same. Order to receive John de la Broke as the attorney of 
Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle, to make his proffer on 
the morrow of Michaelmas next, as he is on thB king's business by his 
order. By K. 

To the same. Order to receive the attorney appointed bv William 
Muchet, sheriff of Cambridge and Huntingdon, to make his proffer, as the 
king appointed divers lieges to expound to the men of these counties 
certain things which were treated of in the last council at Westminster 
concerning the defence of the realm, and ordered William to obev and 
be attendant upon those lieges in the premises. By C. 

To John de Insulis, the king's friend. Thanks for his expressions of 
friendship, sent by William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, and 
request to continue his favour, assisting the king with counsel and aid. 

To Robert de Rotyngdon, bailiff of Coupeland. Order to cause galleys 
of John de Insulis, with the men and goods therein, arrested in that 
bailiwick, to be de-arrested without delay and deliver them to John or 
his attorney, knowing that unless this order be executed diligently the 
king will punish him, because the king has learned from certain lieges 
that Robert arrested the galleys, pretending that the goods belonged to 
the king's enemies of Scotland, although John has behaved well and 
faithfully to the king. By K. 

Thomas atte Mulle of Stanewell of co. Middlesex, acknowledges that 
he owes to John de Holebum, clerk, 100s. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. — The chancellor 
received the acknowledgment. 

William Broun, vicar of Twykenham church, diocese of London, acknow- 
ledges that he owes to Thomas de Evesham, clerk, 20Z. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
CO. Middlesex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of release by Richard Lovel, knight, to Sir John de Molyns, 
knight, of all his right and claim in the manors of Brehulle, co. Bucking- 
ham, and Silveston, co. Northampton, which Sir John has of the gift and 
grant of the king. Witnesses : Sir Nicholas de la Beche, Sir Ralph de 
Wedone, Sir Philip de Ailesbur[ia], Sir Gerard de Braibrok, Sir Richard 
le Vache, knights, Richard Warde, Richard Darches, John Darches, of co. 
Buckingham, Sir Thomas Wake, Sir Thomas Wale, Sir Humphrey de 
Bassyngham, knights, Richard Blundel, Thomas Walklevn, Richard de la 
Porte of CO. Northamptom. Dated at London on 23 Septcmbeir J I 
Edward III. 



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16o7. Membrane 2Qd — -cont. 

Memorandum, that Richard came into chancery at London on 25 
September and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by Thomas, son of John de Columbers, of co. 
Somerset, knight, to Sir John de Pulteneye, knight, of all his right and 
claim in the manor of Penshurst, co. Kent, and the advowson of the 
chapel there. Witnesses : Sir William Moraunt, knight, Humphrey do 
Norwode, Thomas de Cobeham, Edmund de Polle, John Baret, William 
Cosyn, Robert de Theyzhurst, Thomas de Mordenne, Richard Orfrey, Roger 
atte Watere, Robert Doubel, Sampson de Kerseye. Dated at Penshurst 
on Thursday after the Exaltation of the Cross, 11 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that Thomas came into chancery at Westminster on 
26 September and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Sept. 26. Philip d© Peletot, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de 
Westminster. Peletot, his son, 2,000Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Hertford. 

Sept. 24. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to causie Gilesi de 

The Tower. Badelismere to have respite until Hilary next for all the debts and reliefs 

which he o^es at the exchequer. By K. 

Sept. 26. Humphrey d© Waleden, knight, acknowledges: that he owes to Cristiana, 
Westminster, late the wife of Robert de Rocheford, knight, 1001. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in' oo. Essex. 

Richard Charman acknowledges that he owes to the same Cristiana, 
lOOl ; to le levied, etc. in co. Essex. 

Sept. 24. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Anthony 

The Tower. (Je Lucy, who is staying in the king's service in Scotland by his order, 

to have respite until Easter next for all the debts and reliefs which he 

owes at the exchequer. By K. 

Sept. 26. Andrew de Buxton acknowledges that he owes to Master John de 
Westminster. Thoresby, 61. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Kent. 



Membbane 25c?. 

Enrolment of grant by William de Clyntone, earl of Huntyngdon, to 
Sir John de Molyns, knight, of all his manor of Heinle, co. Surrey, which 
he has by the gift and enfeoffment of the king. Witnesses : Sir Nicholas 
de la Beohe, Sir Richard de la Vache, knights, Thomas de Foxle, Roulandl 
de Worplesdon, John de Shobenangre. Dated at Westminster on 24 
August, 11 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that the earl came into chancery at London on 23 
September and acknowledged the preceding charter. 

Enrolment of release by William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, to 
John de Molyns, knight, of all his ritrht and claim in the manor of Henle, 
CO. Surrey. Witnesses: Sir Nicholas de la Beohe, knight, Thomas de 
Foxle, John de Shobenhangre, Philip Dm-dent, John atte Lude. Dated 
at London on Tuesday after St. Matthew, 11 Edward III. 
■ Memorandum, that the earl came into chancery at London on 23 
September and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by Hugh le Despenser, knight, to Nicholas de la 
Beche, knight, of all his right and claim in the manor of Beaumvs, with 



260 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



*-^'J(' Membrane 2^d — conf. 

appurtenances in cost Southampton, Wilts and Berks, which manor 
Nicholas held of the king's gift. Witnesses : Sir Henry de Ferrariis, Sir 
Maurice de Berkele, Sir John de Molyns, knights, John 1© Bruyn, Edmund 
de Hildesle, Thomas de Tochewyk. Dated at Westminster on 14 March, 
11 Edward in. 

Memorandum, that Hugh came intO' chancery at London on 23 Sep- 
tember and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by Hugh le Despenser, loiight, to John de 
Ravenesholm of all his right and claim in the manor of Bemewell, co. 
Northampton. Witnesses : Sir Simon de Drayton, Sir Thomas Wake, of 
Bliseworth, Sir Thomas Wake, knights; Nicholas Knyvet, Eustace de 
Burneby. Dated at London on Monday after St. Matthew, 11 Edward 

in. 

Memorandum, that Hugh came into chancery at London on 23 Sep- 
tember and^ acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Hugh Daudele and Margaret 
his wife hold the manor of Harewille, co. Berks, for Margaret's life, the 
reversion being to the king, and the king has granted that reversion to 
Sir Nicholas de la Beche, Hugh and Margaret agree to this grant, and are 
attorned tO' Nicholas in this respect. D'ated at Westminster (m. 12 
March, 11 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum, that Hugh came into cTiancery at London on 23 Sep- 
tember and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas the said Hugh and Margaret 
hold the said manor as aforesaid, the reversion belonging to Nicholas, 
who has granted the said reversion tO' Sir Michael de Ponynggfes, Esmon 
de Hildesle, Sir Simon Dassh and Sir Nicholas, parson of Whitchurch, 
Hugh and Margaret agree to this grant, and will be attendant upon 
Michael and the others as tenants for life. Dated at Tonebrugge on 
4 May, 11 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum,, that Hu<rh came intoi chanoeiy at London on 23 Sep- 
tember and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Hugh and Margaret hold 
the said manor as aforesaid, with reversion to Michael and the others, 
who have granted it, by a fine levied in the king's court, to Sir Nicholas 
de la Beche and Margery his wife, Hugh and Margaret are attorned to 
Nicholas and Margerv by virtue of that grant. Dated at London on 8 
August, 11 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum, that the earl cam© into chancery at London on 23 
September and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolmenti of release by William de Montagu, knight, lord of Dynbigh, 
to Sir John de Molyns, knight, of all his right and claim in the manor 
of Fulmere, co. Buckingham. Dated at London the last day of May, 
10 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum, that William cam'e into chancery at London on 24 Sep- 
tember and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of grant by William d© Mountagu, knight, to John de 
Molyns, of the manor of Dachette, co. Buckingham. Witnesses : Sir 
Nicholas de la Beche, Sir Gerard de Braybrok, knights, Richard le Warde, 
Philip Durdent, Walter de la Grave, Stephen Neel, John Edred. Dated 
at Alvechurche on 5 May, 9 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum, that William came into chancery at London on 24 
September and acknowledged the preceding deed, 



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1337. Membrane 2^d — cont. 

Sept. 23. To the consuhs, ecJievius and lawful men of Breliill in Seland. 

The Tower. Xotitioation that the injuries said to have been inflicted upon certain 

men of that town by the king's subjects, have not proceeded with the 

king's wish and consent, and that he will cause enquiry to be made 

and the guilty to be punished. 

Sept. 25. John atte Brome and Robert atte Brome of Stevanache acknowledge 
The Tower, that they owe to John de Leyoestr[ia], clerk, 50/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 



Membbane 2id. 

Enrolment of grant by William son of Nicholas de Storteford to Sir 
Ralph Spigurnel, knight, of lU.y. yearly rent in Hardlistoii, wliich William 
was wont to receive of the following tenants, to wit ; John Tibetot, 18d. ; 
John de Goushill, 9d. ; William le Palmere, Id. ; John le Coek of 
Little Shelford, ^id. ; Thomas Wilcons, Id. ; John Baldewyn, 2d. ; 
Thomas Fowelere of Haukeston, S^d. ; Adam 'Grith of Hardlyston, i^d. ; 
William son of Thomas Tepelyn, 12^.; Robert Adam, Id.; Alice 
Clement, 3*-. ; William le Clerk, 5d. ; John de la Haye, knight, 2«. ; 
with the homage of John and the others. Witnesses : Sir Warin de 
Bassyngbourne, Sir Giles de Bassyngbounie, Sir John de la Haye, knights, 
Hugh de Berewyk, John de Legis, Robert Adam, Robert Clement. 
Dated at Hardlyston on Wednesday after St. Matthew, 11 Edward HI. 

Memorandum that William came into chancery at London on 4 
October and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas tlie king has granted 
to Elizabeth de Burgo, late the wife of Roger Damoiy, two parts of 
the manor of Ilketleshale and 20/. of rent which John de Sekford 
renders yearly, for life, for the manor of Clopton, co. Suffolk, which 
belonged to John earl of Cornwall, the king's brother, and which came 
into the king's hands because the earl died without an heir, for her 
life, together with the reversion of a third part of the manor of 
Ilketleshale which Eleanor, late the wife of Guy Ferre, holds in dower, 
and of the manor of CloptoiT, after John's death, with remainder 
to John Bardolf and Elizabeth his wife, daughter of Roger 
and Elizabeth de Burgo and her heirs, in exchange for 
the manors of Kenyngton and Faukeshalle, with that meadow in 
Lamheth and Neuton which Roger lately acquired of John de Merkyng- 
feld and other appurtenances in oo. Surrey, which Elizabeth de Burgo 
holds for life, with remainder to Elizabeth wife of John, as daughter 
and heir of Roger, and to her heirs, Elizabeth de Burgo grants to the 
king the said manors of Kenyngton and Faukeshalle for her life, in 
the said exchange. Witnesses : J. archbishop of Canterbury, H. bishop 
of Lincoln, Master Robert de Stretford, archdeacon of Canterbury and 
chancellor, Henry de Lancastr[ia], earl of Derby, William de Monte 
Acuto, earl of Salisbury, Henry de Ferrariis, Thomas de Loveyn, knights. 
Dated at Westminster on 30 May, 11 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Elizabeth de Burgo, on Thursday after the 
Nativity of the Virgin, came to Hun den nea.r Clare, oo. Suffolk, before 
AV^illiam de Lound, clerk, to whom the king gave power to receive her 
acknowledgment, and acknowledged the preceding deed, as fully appears 
by the king's writ of dedimus potestatem, which is ou the files of the 
said year. 



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Enrolment of deed testifying that where^as Elizabeth granted the said 
manors and meadow to the king in exchange, Jolm Bardolf and Elizabeth 
his wife, daughter audi heir of Roger Dammory, have released to the 
king all their right and claim therein. [Witnesses as above.'\ Dated 
at Staunford on lU June, 11 Edward IIL 

Memorandum, that Jolm and Elizabeth came to Wyrmegeye, co, 
Norfolk, on Friday after the Exaltation of the Cross, before William 
de Lound, to whom the king gave power to receive their acknowledg- 
ments, and acknowledged the preceding deed, as appears by the king's 
writ, which, is on the files. 

Sept. 27. To the justices of the Bench. Order to continue the plea before 

The Tower, them between the king and R. bishop of Durham, concerning the king's 

right of presentation to the ohurcJi of Symondburn, in the same state 

in which it now is, until the quinzaine of Easter next, as the bishop 

has besought the king to cause this to be done. By K. 

Thomas de Courtenay, who married Muriel, eldest daughter and 

co-heir of John de Moelys, tenant in chief, puts in his place Richaj'd 

de Brantescomb and John Putte, to receive in chancery Muriel's purparty 
of the fees and advowsons which belonged to John. 

Oct. 10. John de la Ryvere of Tonnerton, knight, acknowledges that he owes 
The Tower, to Ralph de Wilynton, knight, 42UZ. ; to be levied, in default oi 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Gloucester. 

John de la Ryvere of Tonnerton and Ralph de Wylynton, knight -i, 
acknowledge that they owe to Queen Philippa, 420/. ; to be levied as 
aforesaid. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by John de Eston and Thomas 
de Brayton, the queen's attorneys. 



Sept. 29. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 1. 
Westminster. 

Oct. 1. 

Westminster. 

Oct. 1. 

Westminster. 



MEMBBANE 23d. 

William son of Hugh de Bray of Lydeneye acknowledges that he 
owes to Thomas Wale, knight, 500/., to be levied in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Gloucester. 

William de Calthorp, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Wyngcfeld 40 marks j to be levied, etc. in oo. Norfolk. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Stephen de Buterle acknowledges that he owes to John de Wod'ehous, 
clerk, 8/. 9s. ; to be levied, etc., in co. Salop. 

Peter de Nevill, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John son of 
Isabella de Sutton 10 marks, to be levied, etc. in co. Lincoln. 

Robert, master of the hospital of SS. James and John, Brakele, 
acknowledges that he owes to John de Oxon[ia], citizen of London, 
vintner, 20/. ; to be levied, etc. in, co. Northampton. 

Sampson de Matham acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Standerwyk and Margery his wife, 20/.; to be levied, etc. in co. 
Surrey. 

Walter de Mauny, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Simon 
Shirrive, 86/. 124-.; to be levied, etc. in co. Northampton. 
Cancelled on payment. 



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1337. Membrane 2Sd — cunt. 

Oct. 2. Jolui sou of John atte Ok of Estbury acknowledges that he owes 
Westmiuster. to Master John de Blebuiy, 60s. ; to be levied, etc. in oo. Berks. 

Robert, master of the hospital of SS. James and John, Brackele, 
acknowledges that he owes to the abbot of Butelesden, 60/. ; to be 
levied, eto. in co. Northampton. 

Q„j. 3 Brother Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of 

Westminster. Jerusalem in England, acknowledges that he owes to John de Blumvill 
of Chelsfeld, 3UU marks; to be levied, etc. in co. Hertford. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowtedyed by JoJwi de Blumvill, son of 
John, and executor of his will. 

Robert Sperlyng of Hai-ewe acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
de Melbrok, 18 marks; to be levied, etc. in co. Middlesex. 

Richai'd Maundevill of Southmymmes acknowledges that he owes to 
Joan daughter of Alexanded" de Grendesgate, 201. ; to be levied, etc. 
in CO. Middlesex. 

Hugh de Mortuo Mari, knight, acknowledges that he owes to David 
de Caunton, knight, 120 marks; to be levied, eto. in co. Bedford. 

Enrolment of release by Richard Colebrok of Hendon to Roger Basset 
of Suttou of all his right and claim in a messuage, 300 acres of laud, 
30 acres of wood, 20 acres of meadow, 5s. rent in Hendo and Eincheslee, 
and in all the lands which Roger holds in Hendon and li'yncheslee. 
Witnesses: Walter de Salyng, PJiilip de Waldecote, Philip de Berdene, 
John atte Watere, William Anestace, Roger Gerard. Dated at West- 
minster on Monday after Michaelmas, 11 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that Richard came into chancery at Westminster on 
2 October, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Oct. 3. Brother Philip de iliame, prior of the Hospital of St. Jolin of 

Westminster. Jerusalem in England, acknowledges that he owes to Asselin Symonetti, 
merchant of Lucca, 1,300/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in 09. Hertford. 
Cancelled on paymejit. 

Oct. 4. Walter de Brikendon, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
Westminster, de Thurlaston of Berughby, chaplain, 40/. ; to be levied, eto. in co. 
Northampton. 

Oct. 4. Thomas Neweman of Leukenore acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
We^minster. de Mussenden, 40/. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Oxford. 

Ralph de Middelneye acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Northwell, clerk, 200/. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Somerset. 

Walter de Rodeneye, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William 
de Northwell, clerk, 200/'. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Devon. 
Cancelled on payment. 

William de Berughby, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
de Cotyngham, parson of Grendon church, 10/. ; to be levied, etc. in 
CO. Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Oct. 5. Thomas de Vaus of Bodekesham, parson of Adyngburgh church, 
Westminster, diocese of York, acknowledges that he owes to John de Grey of Codenore, 
knight, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 00. Nottingham. 



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Oct. 5. Richard de Rothelegh, chaplain, acknowledges that he owes to John 
Westminster, de Eccleshale, parson of Wrotham church, 80/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in oo. Kent. — The chancellor 
received the acknowledgment. 

Oct. 6. Malcolm de Wasteneys, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Geoffrey 
Westminster, de la Botellerie, 24 marks ; to be levied, etc. in co. Northampton. 

John de la Ryver, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Heigham of Northampton, 40/. ; to be levied', etc. in co. Gloucester. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John de la Ryver, knight, acknowledges that he owes to the same 
John, 40/'. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Wilts. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John de la Ryver, knight, acknowledges that he owes to the same 
John, 80/. ; to be levied, etc. in 6o. Buckingham. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Oct. 7. John de Garton, John Motun and Peter de Cotes, parson of Chisel- 

The Tower, bergh churoh, diocese of Bath and Wells, acknowledge that they owe 

to John Bai'onshelli, John Junctin and their fellows, merchants of the 

society of the Pemzzi, 30/. ; to be levied', in default of payment, of 

their lands and chattels and Peter's ecclesiastical goods in oo. Somerset. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Brother William, prior of Hayllyng, acknowledges for himself and 
convent that they owe to Anthony Bachimo and Thomas de Coronario, 
merchants of Genoa, 140/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Southampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

. William Purser of St. Albans puts in iiis place Thomas de Cotyngham, 

■ ■ • the younger, and John de Beauver of St. Albans, to prosecute the 

execution of a recognisance for 20/. made to him in chancery by 

Benedict Spichefat of St. Albans. 



Oct. 8. John Joye, the younger, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
The Tower. Tanrigg, 30/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in the city of London. 

Oct. 9. Robert de Scales, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de 

The Tower. Scales, his brother, 200 marks; to be levied, etc. in co. Somei's'et. 

John de Bello Campo of Somerset acknowledges that he owes to 
Robert de Scales, 100 marks; to be levied, etc. in co. Somerset. — The 
chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Alan de Multon acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Imworth, 
cierk, 26 marks; to be levied, etc. in co. Lincoln. — The chancellor 
received the acknowledgment. 

Robert de Scales, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas 
de la Beche, knight, 400/.; to be levied, etc, in co. Somerset. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Oct. 8. Richard de Acton acknowledges that he owes to John de Bello Monte, 
The Towef. knight, and Eleanor his wife, 135/.; to be levied, etc in co. Somerset. 



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1337. Membbane 22d. 

Oct. 6. Ricliard) d© Norton,, parson of C'hilttecoumbe diurch, diocese of 

The Tower. Winoliester, acknowledges that he owes to William de Monte Acuto, 
earl of Salisbuiy, 100/.; to be levied, etc. in co. Worcester. 

Enrolment of general release by John de Heighham of Northampton 
to Sir John de la River, knight. Witnesses: llogei- Tortle, Stephen 
Spicer, Jocelin de Reyny, Robert Gyene, Sir Ralph de Wylyngton, 
William Chiltenham. Dated at Bristol on Tuesday, the morrow of 
Michaelmas, 11 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that John came into chancery at London on 7 
October, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Sir John de la River, 
knight, is bound to John de Heighham of Northampton by a recogni- 
sance made in chancery for 80/., to be paid on the quinzaine of Mid- 
summer next, John de Heighham grants that if Sir John pay 40/. 
on that day at Nortluunpton, the recognisance shall be null. Dated 
at London on Tuesday before St. Denys, 11 Edward IIL French. 

Memorandum, that John de Heigham came into chancery at London 
on 7 September, and acknowledged the preceding lettersi. 

Em-olment of deed testifying that whereas Sir John is bound to the 
said John by a recognisance for 40/., John grants that if Sir John 
pay 20/. to him on the quinzaine of Midsummer at Northampton, then 
the recognisance shall be null. Dated at London on Tuesday before 
St. Denys, 11 Edward IIL French. 

Memorandum, that John de Heigham came into chancery at London 
on 7 September, and acknowledged the preceding letters. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Sir John is bound to 
John in 40/., by a recognisance, John grants that if Sir John shall 
pay 20/. to him at Northampton on the quinzaine of Easter next, the 
recognisance shall be null. Dated at London on Tuesday before St. 
Denys, 11 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum, that John de Heigham came into chancery at London 
on 7 September, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Oct. 7. Reginald de Botreaux acknowledges that he owes to Ralph Bloyhou 

Westminster, and John de Chevereston, knights, 1,000 marks, to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Leicester. 

Sept. 24. To Master William la Zousohe, dean of St. Peter's, York, the treasurer, 
The Tower, or to John Charnels, supplying his place. Order to cause the prior 
of Eye to have respite until Christmas next for 80/. which he is bound 
to render at Michaelmas next, although the king committed the custody 
of the priory and its appurtenances to the said prior by a certain 
security which he found in chancery, rendering 160/. yearly at Easter 
and Michaelmas terms, as the king has granted that respite in con- 
sideration of the depressed state of his house. By C. 

Oct. 4. To John de Stafford. Order to supersede the taking of Humphrey 
Westminster, de Hastyng, suspect of felonies and misdeeds, by a certain mainprise, 
as the king appointed John to take Humphrey, and take him to the 
Tower of London to be imprisoned there, according to the ordinance 
lately made in parliament at Westminster; andl John Broun, and 
Richard de Crakmerssh have mainpemed in chancery, to have Humphrey 
before the king and his council or the justices, to stand to right con- 
cerning the felonies, trespasses and excesses with which he shall be 
indicted or charged, and to receive what shall then be determined, and 
that he will behave well. By K. 



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Sept. 25. To Thomas de Burgh, chancellor of Bei-wiok-upon-Tweed and cham- 
Westminster. berlain there. Notitication that the king wishes him to remain in 
those offices until Easter next, because the king is considering the 
defence of the realm, and his passage to parts beyond the sea, and 
has given him respite until that terai for all the debts and accounts 
which he owes and ought to render at the exchequer, with order to 
exercise those offices until that term. By K. 

Vacated because on the roll of Scotland. 

Sept. 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John 
Westminster, de EUerker, the younger, the king's clerk, to have respite until the 
Purification next for 20^., which Hugh le Despenser the younger received 
from him, and which are exacted from him by reason of Hugh's forfeiture, 
because John asserts that h© has Hugh's letters of acquittance, which 
he cannot now have ready on account of certain impediments. By K. 

Sept. 25. To the same. Order to cause Thomas de Burgh, the king's clerk, 

Westminster, who is staying in his service in Scotland, to have respite until Easter 

next for all the debts which he owes at the exchequer, and the accounts 

which he ought to render there. By K- 

Oct. 10. To the same. Order to cause William Trussel to have respite until 

The Tower, the quinzaine of Hilary next for all the debts which he owes at the 

exchequer. By K. 

John de Lilleburn, knight, puts in his place John, de Pikeryng, clerk, 

to prosecute the execution of a recognisaaoe for 123^. 6s. did., made 

to him in chancery by Jolin de Moubray, lord of the island of Haxiholm 
and of the honour of Brembre and Gowere. 



Membbanb 21d. 

Enrolment of release by John son. of Thomas de Diunmere to Henry 
Whysshs of all his right and claim in the manor of Kynore. Witnesses : 
Geoffrey de Ledes, William de Putlei, Robert de EUested, John de 
Aulton, John Wyn, Walter de Morden, John Lovekyn. Dated at London 
on Tuesday after St. Faith, 11 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that John came into chancery at London on 7 
October, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

John de Wylughby puts in his place John de Wynwyk to prosecute 

the execution of a recognisance for 200Z-, made to him in chancery by 

Thomas Wake of Lydel. 

Oct. 1. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 
Westminster. Laurence de Pageham, tenant of part of the lands which belonged to 
Thomas de Saunford, and John de Tychebourn, to have respite until 
the morrow of Michaelmas next, for their account for the time when 
they were collectors of scutage of the army of Scotland in the 4th 
year of the late king's reign, as they have besought the king to order 
that account to be received by the treasurer and barons to give them 
a respite, as they are ready to render that account, and offered to do so 
in the exchequer, and the treasurer and barons answered that they 
could not receive the account because an account in such case is not 
ordained at the exchequer, and now John and Laurence are distrained 
to render that account. By C. 



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1337. 

Oct. 6. To the same. Order to cause Thomas de Bradeston to have 

The Tower, respite until the quinzaine of Hilary next, for all debts, fenns 

and arrears of ferms which he owes at the exchequer, and for all accounts 

which he is bound to render there. By K. 

Oct. 3. To the same. Order to cause H. bishop of Lincoln, who is about to 
Westminster, get out in the king's sei-vioe to parts beyond the sea, to have respite 
until Easter next for all the debts which he owes at the exchequer. 

ByK. 

Sept. 25. To the same. Order to cause John de Noi-wico, who is staying in 

The Tower, the king's service in parts beyond the sea, to have respite until St. 

Peter ad Vincula next, for all the debts which he owes at the exchequer, 

ByK. 



and the accounts which he ought to render there. 



John de Norton, clerk, puts in his place John de Langeton and 

Gilbert de Chishill to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 

10^., made to him in ohanceiy by Ralph atte Hull of Westhurrok. 

Enrolment of indenture made between Sir Thomas de Ferrers of 
the one part and Sir Reginald de Brotryaux, Sir Ralph Bloyho and 
Sir John de Chevereston of the other part, testifying that whereas 
Reginald and the others made a recognisance to Thomas of 1,000 
marks, Thomas grants that if they shall pay 800 marks at certain 
terms at Leicester in the church of the Friars Minors there, then the 
recognisance shall be null. Dated at London on 7 October, 11 
Edward HI. French. 

Memorandum that Thomas cam© into chancery at London in the 
church of the Carmelite Friars, on 10 October, and acknowledged the 
preceding deed. 

Oct. 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Joan 

The Tower, de Can-u to have respite until the quinzaine of Hilary next, for those 
25^. 3s. Idd. which she ought tO' have paid at Micliaelmas last for the 
custody of the manor of Orleton, co. Hereford, which belonged to 
Ed[mund] de Mortuo Mari, tenant-in-chief, Avhich is in the king's 
hand by reason of the minority of Roger, Edmund's heir, as the king 
granted that custody to Joan on 8 March last, to hold until the 
heir should come of age, rendering 50^. Is. 8d. yearly at the exchequer. 

ByK. 

Oct. 13. Thomas Ferumbaud acknowledges that he owes to John Mareschal 
The Tower, of Wotton, 100/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Bedford. 

Oct. 15. Henry Trewynnard acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Ingelby, 
Westminster, clerk, 12/.; to be levied, etc. in co. Cornwall. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Oct. 16. Brother Thomas, prior of Merton, acknowledges for himself and 
Westminster, convent that they owe to Asselin Simonetti, merchant of Lucca, 120/.; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in co. Surrey. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Oct. 18. To the treasuier and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to cause 

Westminster. Giles de Badelesmere, who is about to set out to parts beyond the sea in 

the king's service, to have respite until the quinzaine of the Purification 

next, for all debts which are exacted of him, his own, those of Thomas 



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de Clare, Richard de Clare and other ancestors, certifying the king 
concerning such debts, so that he, being fully informed thereupon, 
may cause what he sees fit to be done. By C. 

Oct. 16. To the sheriff of Devon. Order to supersede the taking of John, de 
Westminster. Chuddelegh of that county until a certain day, as John acknowledged 
before Philip Loveook, late mayor of Exeter, and Matthew de Crauthom, 
then clerk, to receive recognisances of debts at Exeter, that he owed 
to Alice, late the wife of John, de Beaumund, 300/. which he ought to 
have paid at Easter, in the 7th year of the reign, and because he 
did not observe the day of payment, at Alice's suit the king ordered 
the sheriff to take John, if he were a layman, and imprison him until 
he had satisfied AUce, and to make known to the justices at York, 
15 days from Hilary next, what he had done, and John has shown 
Alice's letters of acquittance in chancery, and has besought the king 
to cause the taking of his person to be superseded until a certain day, 
and the king has considered the premises, and that John was a collector 
of the tenth and fifteenth in that county, granted by the community 
of the realm, and of the soutage of the army of Scotland there, of 
the first year of the reign, and he has found in chancery, Richard atte 
Wyne of Chuddelegh and John Gerveys of Chuddelegh, of that county, 
who have mainpemed to have him before the justices, to do and 
receive what the king's court shall decide. By C. 



Membbane 20d. 

Oct. 7 To William de la Pole, Henry de Belton, Henry Goldebetere, Thomas 

The Tower, de Holm, Thomas de Rys and William Bargayn of Tychull. Order to 
cause 6,000 sacks of wool, which the king appointed them to take 
and buy in co'. York, except the parts of Craven, to be bought and 
made ready with all speed for the king's use, and to be at London 
on the morrow of St. Andrew next, to give their counsel upon certain 
most urgent affairs touching the king, the state of the realm and 
certain merchants of the realm. Bv K. 

The like to the following takers and buyers of wool in the following 
ocunties, to wit : — 

Reginald de Conductu \ in the city of London and 

John de Grantham ( its suburbs, and in cos. 

John de Oxon[ia] f Kent, Surrey, Sussex, and 

Richard de Hsikeneye ) Middlesex, for 4,000 sacks. 

Roger de Wollesthorp ] 

Henry de Tiddewell / . t ■ i , -r, 

Robert de Dalderby I !^ fj' J^m^^^^ ,^^^ ^^^ 

Hugh Cokheved ( ^^"*^' ^^^ ^'^^O saoks. 

John de Notingham of Uppringham j 

Thomas Geffrey *\ 

Richard de Weston f . „ , - , „ ^^ 

John atte Yate C ^ co. Salop, frr 1,500 sacks. 

Richard de Orleton ) 

Geoffrey de Astwyk ^ 

Henry atte Gren© ( for 1,000 sacks in cos. 

Simon de Wauere C Oxford and Berks. 

John de Newebury ) 



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269 



1337. 



Membrane 20cf — cont. 



William de la Porte 
Richard Knyvet 
Thomas d© Staunford 
Henry del Grene of Isham 
William de Lodelowe 
Simon de Daventre 

William de Amyas 
Roger de Botale 
Robert de Beghton 
Robert Stuffyn 

John Martyn 
John Turveye 
Walter Prestfadre 
Walter Prestson 
Thomas Reyner 

Thomas Averey 
John le Whitesmyth 
Jordan de Shepeye 
Robert de Shepeye 
Thomas de Toltham 

John de Wentlond 

John Caterich 

Roger de Tiksouere 

Robert le Spioer of Aylesbury 

Heniy Arnald of Bedeford 

Henry de Braybrok of Horsindon 

John GodhjTie 
Henry Burry 
Robert de Wodeford 
John Aungier 

Robert de Farrfold 
Nicholas de Exonfia] 
Thomas le Palmer 
Nicholas le Devenisshe 
Robert Inkepenne 
Henry Flemmyng 

Thomas Vigerous 
Robert Wroth 
William de Staunton 
William Esgar 

Henrj' le Carter 
Thomas le Carter 
Simon Gros 

Roger Wride 
John le Rotour 
Nicholas Reyner 
Henrj' de Tidenesouere 
Thomas le Goldsmyth 

Richard Andrea 
John Baret 
Thomas Phelip 
John le Fullere 



for 1,200 sacks, in co. 
Northampton. 



for 1,200 sacks, in cos. 
Nottingham and Derby. 



for 1,200 sacks in co, 
Leicester. 



for 1,000 sacks in co. War- 
wick. 



of 800 sacks, in cos. Cam- 
bridge, Huntingdon, Buck- 
ingham and Bedford. 



for 1,000 sacks in cos. 
Wilts, Somerset and Dorset. 



for 500 sacks in co. South- 
ampton. 



for 300 sacks in co. Hereford. 



for 400 sacks in co. 
Worcester. 



for 600 sacks in co. Stafford 



for 400 sacks in cos. Hert- 
ford and IJssex, 



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CALBNDAH OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1338. 



Membrane 20<f — cont. 



Robert Maidegod 
John, le Walsh 
Nicholas de Langeneye 
John Lucas 

William But 

Thomas de Meloheboume 
Thomas Rokel 
Richard de Leyham 

Robert de Shily^ngton 
John de Frisemareys 
Robert du Chastel 
Robert de Penrith 
John de Emeldon 

Richard de Tanfeld 
John de Shirewode 



for 400 saoks in co. Glou- 
cester. 



for 400 sacks in 
Norfolk and Suffolk. 



COS. 



for 600 sacks in cos. Cum- 
berland, Northumberland and 
Westmorland. 



for 200 sacks 
CO. York. 



in Craven^, 



Oct. 7. 

The Tower. 



To R. bishop of Durham. Like order with respect to Richard de 
Brikenhale, Walter de Kelstem, Robert Cooside and John de Dunolm 
of Darlington, appointed to take and buy 500 sacks of wool in the 
liberty of Durham, that the bishop shall order them to buy the said 
wool with all speed, and that they shall be at London on the morroA' 
of St. Andrew. Bv K- 

The like to Edward, duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, with 
respect to Henry Torald, Roger de Blorton, Robert de Lodesham and 
John, de Hawardyn for 200 sacks of wool in cos. Chester and Flynb. 

Oct. 8. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause proclamation to be made in 
The Tower, market towns and other fit places that all who have to complain of 
injuries inflicted on them by the takers of wool in that county, shall 
be at London on the morrow of St. Andrew next to lay such plaints 
before the king and his coimcil, the king having ordered the takers 
to be there on that day, to receive Justice or proper amends as the 
king and council shall determine. By K. 

The like to the sheriffs of all the counties in which such takers are 
appointed. 

Oct. 11. William, abbot of Rievaulx, acknowledges for himself and convent 

Westminster, that they owe to Thomas de Bamburgh, clerk, 25Z. ; to be levied, in 

default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods 

in CO. York. — John de Pokelyngton, clerk, received the acknowledgment 

by writ. 

Cancelled on payment; acknowledged by John de Pokelyngton, 
executor of Thomases will. 

Oct. 12. Adam, prior of Kirkham, acknowledges for himself and convent that 

■Westminster, they owe to Thomas de Baumburgh, clerk, 30?. ; to be levied, in default 

of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in oo. 

York. — John de Pokelyngton, clerk, received the acknowledgment by 

the same writ. 

Cancelled op. payment; acknowledged by Thomas, de Sibthorp and 
John de Pokelyngton, executors of Thomas's will. 

Membbane 19d. 

Enrolment of general release by Henry son and heir of Sir Henry 
de Pynkeneye to Sir John de Molyns, knight. Witnesses; Sir John 



11 EDWARD III.-^Part II. 271 



1337. Membrane I9d — cont. 

de Sancto Paulo, Sir William die Emeldon, clerks, Sir Gerard de 
Braybrok, knight, John' atte Penne, Walter atte Grove, John Edred 
of CO. Buckingham, Richard de Pynnore, William de Potenhale, Thomas 
Bonet of the ward of Baignard castle, London. Dated at London on 
Tuesday after St. Luke, 11 Edward 111. 

Memorandum, that Henry came into chancery at London on 22 
October, and acknowledged the preceding letters. 

Enrolment of release by Henry son and heir' of Sir Henry de 
Pynkeneye to Sir John de Molyns, knight, of all his right and claim 
in tne manors of Daohet and Fulmere, co. Buckingham. [Witnes,ses, and 
as above.] 

Memorandum, thai Henry came into chancery at London on 22 
October, and acknowledged the preceding letters. 

Oct. 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Hugh 

Westminster, de Audele, earl of Gloucester, to have respite until Easter next for 

all the debts and reliefs which he owes at the exchequer, his own and 

those of Margaret his wife, and their ancestors. By K. 

The like to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. 

Oct. 3. To the same. Order to receive Thomas Darent as the attorney of 

Westminster. Henry de Bradeweye, steward of the liberty of John, archbishop of 

Canterbuiy, in divers counties, for rendering his account for the issues 

of that stewardship, as he is engaged upon the king's business. By K. 

Oct. 25. John de Sandhirst, the elder, acknowledges that he owes to John, 
Sheen. archbishop of Canterbury, 40Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Oct. 16. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive 

Westminster. Adam de Dene and Robert Lok as the attorneys of John de Alveton, 

sheriff of Oxford and Berks, to render his account on the morrow of 

Martinmas next, as he is on the king's business. By K. 

Oct. 25. To the sheriff of Southampton. Whereas the king has appointed 
Thame. certain merchants to buy 500 sacks of wool in that county for his use, 
and now the king has learned that certain men of that county eloign 
and conceal their wool so that it may not be taken, and some of them 
do not permit it to be taken, resisting by armed force, and thus incur 
the penalty of forfeiture; the king therefore orders the sheriff to go 
with the said merchants from place to place, where necessary, and 
to take all the wool which the merchants or he shall find eloigned or 
occupied, up to 500 sacks, and if any resist, he shall take them as 
rebels, using the posse comitatus., if necessary, and imprison them until 
further orders. By K. 

Nov. 9. Hugh le Despenser, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henry 
Leighton ^^ Ferariis, knight, 100 marks; to be levied', in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Gloucester. 

Enrolment of release by Hugh le Despenser, knight, son of Sir Hugh 
le Despenser, the younger, lord of Glammorgan and Morganno, to Sir 
Nicholas de la Beche and Sir John de Haudlo, knights, of all his 
right and claim in the manor of Pydington, co. Oxford, which Sir John 
de Haudlo holds for life, with reversion to Nicholas, by the king's 
grant. Witnesses : Richard, earl of Arundel, William de Monte Acuto, 
earl of Salisbury, Henry de Ferrariis, John de Molyns, William de 
^hareshull, Edmund de Bereford, James de Wodestok, Richard de 



272 
1337. 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



Membrane 19c? — cont. 



Williamescote, Thomas de Langeleye, Hugh de Berewyk. Dated at 
Oxford on 4 November, 11 Edward IIL 

Memorandum, that Hugh cam© into chancery at Lond'on on 9 
November, and acknowledged the preceding letters. 



Membbane I8d. 

Oct. 7. To the burgomasters, consules, and echevins of Ghent in Flanders. 
The Tower. Request to give credence to John de Frandeston, the king's yeoman. 

Oct. 20. To Nicholas de la Beche, constable of the Tower of London, or to 
Sheen. j^jj^ ^^j^q supplies his place there. Order to release Robert de Angerton, 
taken at sea by Hugh de Reppes and his fellow mariners, and imprisoned 
in the Tower by the king's order, because John de Lilboum, knight, 
Richard de Bolton of co. Northumberland, John de Godesfeld, William 
de Lavenam, and John Herle of the city of London, have mainpemed 
to have Robert before the king, his council or the justices, to stand 
to right upon the causes for which he was taken, and upon the felonies 
and trespasses of which he may be accused, and to do and receive 
what shall then be determined, and will conduct himself well. By K. 

Oct. 18. To the justices of the Bench. Order to continue until the quinzaine 
Westminster, ^f ^j^g Purification next, in the same state in which it now is, the 
plea pending before them between the king and W. archbishop of York, 
of quo warranto concerning the cognisance of pleas in the port of the 
water of Hull between the Humber and Neweoroftegote, at the arch- 
bishop's request. By C. 

John de Pateshull, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Dinus 
Forcetti, Peter Byny and Nicholas Mariny and their fellows, merchants 
of the society of the Bardi, lOOl. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Bedford. 

Cancelled on payment. 



Oct. 25. 
Thame. 



Oct. 27. 
Thame. 



Walter de Escote, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Queen Philippa, 
420/. ; to be levied, etc. in oo. Southampton. 

Cancelled on payment; acknowledged by the queen before the bishop 
of Chichester, the chancellor. 

Enrolment of release by Joan, daughter and heir of Sir John de 
Wauton, knight, in her pure widowhood, to William de Peyto, clerk, 
of all her right and claim in the manor of Waldyngham, co. Surrey. 
Witnesses : Richard de Routhyng, vintner and citizen of London, William 
de Breouse, Richard de Birton, William de Leycestr[ia], Thomas Moriz, 
Walter de Billingham, William de Tanrugg. Dated at London on 
20 October, 11 Edward IH. French. 

Mernorandum, that Joan came into chancery at the New Temple, 
London, on 29 October, and acknowledeed the preceding letters- 
Enrolment of release by the same Joan to Eleanor late the wife of 
Sir Guy Ferre, and to John d© Bray of all her right and claim in 
the manor of Waldyngham, co. Surrey. Witnesses : Sir Robert de 
Stratford, elect of Chiohester, the chancellor, Sir John de Seint Poul, 
Sir Michael de Wath, Sir Thomas de Evesham, Sir Thomas de Brayton, 
Master John de Langetoft, Richard de Routhyng, vintner and citizen of 
London, Richard de Birton, William de Leycestr[ia], Thomas Moris, 
William de Tanruge, Maurel de. Samford, John de Bristowe, Dated at 
London on 28 October, 11 Edward HI. French, 



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273 



1337. 



Membrane 18^ — cont. 



Memorandum., that Joan came into chancery at the New Temple, 
London, on 29 October, and acknowledged the preceding letters. 

NoA'. 3. Brother John, abbot of Thame, acknowledges for himself and convent 
Thame, t^i^^t they owe to Richard le Tours of Toureseye, 55Z. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in oo. Oxford. 



Nov. 12. 
Thame. 



Edmimd de Reynham acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Sib- 
thorpe, clerk, 9/. 3s. \d.\ to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Buckingham. 

Enrolment of deed by Isabella, queen of England, lady of Ireland 
and countess of Ponthieu (Pontyf), testifying that whereas she holds 
the oastle and manor of Hawardyn, the stewardship of Chester and 
the manors of Lee, Bosele and Neston, co. Chester, the manor of 
Kenynghale, co. Norfolk, with the hundred of Smethedon, the manor 
of Cassynglond, oo. Suffolk, a oaruoate of land and 20^. of rent in 
Cassynglond, and in the town of Fraunnesden, the manor of Malbeif- 
thorp, CO. Lincoln {Nicole), and 7s. rent in Hermeston in the same 
county and the advowson of the church there, the castle and town of 
Mold, which formerly belonged to Sir Robert de Mohaut, steward of 
Chester, with all the appurtenances thereof, with reversion to the 
king, who has granted that reversion to William de Montagu, earl of 
Saresbirs, the queen agreesi to this grant, and has attorned for her 
fealty to the earl according to the purport of the king's letters. Dated 
at Hertford on 6 October, 11 E!dward III. French. 

Memorandum, that on Monday the eve of SS. Simon and Jude, Sir 
Thomas de Evesham, clerk, to whom the king gave power to receive 
the queen's acknowledgment of the said fealty and attornment, went 
to Teukesbury, co. Gloucester, to the queen, where she acknowledged 
the said deed, as appears by the king's writ to Thomas, which is on the 
files amonjg the writs of dedimus potestatem of this year. 



Nov. 20. 

Thame. 



Membbane nd. 

Enrolment of release by Hugh le Despenser, knight, son of Sir Hugk 
le Despenser, the younger, lord of Glammorgan and Morganno, to S'r 
John de Molyns, knight, of all his right and claim in the manors of 
Dachette and Fulmere, co. Buckingham, and of release to Sir John de 
Molyns and Sir John de Haudlo, knights, and to Eleanor late the 
wife of Matthew son of Herbert and to the heirs of John de^ Molyns, of 
all his right and claim in the manors of Lutegereshale^ oo. Bucking- 
ham, and Swyreford, oo. Oxford, which Sir John de Haudlo and Eleanor 
hold for life, of which the reversion pertains to John de Molyns by 
the king's grant. Witnesses : Richard, earl of Arundel, William de 
Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, Sir Henry de Ferrariis, Sir Nicholas 
de la Beohe, Sir Gerard de Braybrok, Sir Richard la Vache, knights, 
Robert Fitz Elys, Richard le Warde, John de Bruyn, Robert le Warde. 
Dated at Colebrok on 8 November, 11 Edward HI. 

Memorandum, that Hugh came into chancery at London on 9 
November, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To Reginald d© Conductu, John de Grantham, John d© Oxon[ia], and 
Richard de Hakeneye, appointed' to take and buy 4,000 sacks of wool 
for the king's use in the city and suburbs of London, and in coa. 
Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Middlesex. Order to cause what remains 



274 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1337. 



Nov. 20. 
Tliame. 



Membrane \7d — eont. 

to be bought of the said wool, to be bought without delay and taken 
to the necessary places and ports, so that the king may be able to 
send them with speed to parts beyond the sea, as he has ordained by 
the advice of the council, and they shall certify the king of what they 
have done, knowing that if they prove remiss in the execution of the 
premises, the king will punish them as disobedient. By K. 

The like to the other takers and buyers of wool in, the counties in 
which they were appointed. [The names and quantities of wool are 
ffiven as at page 268 ahove.^ 

Memorandum, that all the said writs were patent. 

To R. bishop of Durham. The like with respect to the takers 
appointed by him, at the king's order, in the liberty of Durham. By K. 

The like to Edward, duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester with 
respect to Henry Thorale, Roger de Bloreton, Robert de Lodesham aix^ 
Jolm Hawardyn, the takers appointed in cos. Chester and Flynt. By K. 



Nov. 2. 

Thame. 



Nov. 12. 
Thame. 



Nov. 13. 

Thame. 



Nov. 13. 
Thame. 



Nov. U- 
Thame. 



Dec. 4. 
Reading. 



Membbane IQd. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Gilbert 
d© Elsefeld to have respite until Christmas next for 71. 5». Id., in 
which he is bound at the exchequer. By C. 

John son of Walter de Acton acknowledges that he owes to John 
de Acton, chaplain, 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 

Thomas son of William de Outewell acknowledges that he owes to 
Robert de Sancto Johanne, the younger, 81. ; to be levied, etc. in 
CO. Cambridge. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Robert de Silkeston, one of the tenants of the lands which belonged 
to William Tuchet, puts in his place Richard de Bolyngbrok and William 
son of William Fraunceys of Tathewell, to defend the execution of a 
recognisance for 757. 6s. 4<f., made by William Tuchet in chancery to 
John de Cotum. — Michael de Wath received the attorneys. 

The same Robert puts in his place the sanae Richard and William 
to defend the execution of a recognisance for 40Z., made by William 
Tuchet in chancery to John de Cotum of London. — The same Michael 
received the attorneys. 

Thomas son of William de Outwell acknowledges that he owes tf> 
Humphrey fitz Wauter, 20Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

George de Wyke acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Ineworthe, 
chaplain, and to Hugh atte Cokk© of London, 247. ; to be levied, etc. 
in CO. Middlesex. 

To R. bishop of Durham. Order to appoint William de Dunolm of 
Derlyngton, John de Dunolm of Darlington and Walter atte Hall in 
the place of Richard de Brikenhale, Walter de Kelsteme, Robert Cokside 
and John de Dunolm of Derlyngton, whom the king lately ordered him 
to appoint to take and buy 500 sacks of wool in that liberty for the 



11 EDWARD III.— Part II. 275 



1337. Memhrane \^d — cont. 

king's use, ordering them to cause the remainder of that wool to be 
bought and taken to certain places, as he had ordered the others 
\as at page 270 ahove\, who cannot attend to this on account of 
certain impedime»ts. ^7 ^' 



Membrane \M. 

Enrolment of deed by Amald de Pynsele, master of the ship called 
' Navis Dei ' of Bayonne, Bernard Lescar, master of ' la Seinte Marie ' 
of Bayonne, John de Bays, master of ' la Seivte Marie,'' Laurence de la 
Crous, master of 'la Seinte Anne,^ Peter de Las, master of ' ?o Seinte 
Marie,' and John Bydard, master of ' la Seinte Jame ' of Bayonne, 
testifying that whereas those ships were taken at sea by certain 
of the king's men and brought to the port of Sandwich, the men asserting 
that the masters had gone with them and with divers merchandise to 
, , Flanders, and had sold their goods to the men of those parts, and 

the king ordered the ships to be delivered, with their tackle and certain 
things in them, so that the masters made security with him to answer 
to him in all the premises, and to set out with their ships to aggrieve 
those enemies, and for their good behaviour, the said masters grant 
that they will answer and set out as aforesaid, and for this they oblige 
themselves, their ships and all their goods. Dated at London on 5 
November, 11 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that the said Amald, Bernard, John, Laurence, Peter 
and John came into chancery at London on 10 November, and acknow- 
ledged the preceding deed. 

Nov. 11. John Sprai, son of Ralph Sprai, citizen of London, acknowledges that 
Leighton )^q owes to Master Elias de Sancto Albano, canon of Salisbury, 70 

marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 

in the city of London. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John de Bedeford of London, skinner, puts in his place John de 

— ■ — Botheby and William de Myrfeld, clerks, to prosecute the execution 
of a recognisance for 1201., made to him in chancery by John Mauger. 

Enrolment of acknowledgment of receipt by Robert de Stanes, brother 
and heir of Master Simon de Stanes, from Amald le Chaundeler, citizen 
of London, of a certain box under Master Simon's seal, and the charters 
and muniments contained therein, which Master Simon delivered to 
Amald to his custody. Dated at London on Saturday after St. Edmund, 
king and martyr, 11 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that Robert came into chancery at London on 22 
November, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



MEMBBANE lid. 

Nov. 6. To the taxers and collectors in oo. Middlesex of the tenth and fifteenth 

Thame. granted for three years by the community of the realm. Order to 

permit the master and brethren of the hospital of St. Giles, without 

London, who are of the order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem in England, to 

have respite initil Easter next for the tenth and fifteenth touching them. 

■ " By C. 

R2 



276 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1337. 



Membrane \id — cont. 



Oct. 20, Thomas, bishop of Worcester, aoknowled'ges that he owes to the 

Westminster, king, 1,000 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 

and chattels and eoclesiastical goods in co. Worcester. — John de Stoke, 

clerk, received the acknowledgment by writ of dedimus potestatem, which 

is on the files of this year. 

Nov. 5. Joan late the wife of John de Insula of Gateooumbe, and John de 
Thame. Glamorgan, John de Kyngeston, John d© Heyno, knights, William 
Passelewe, Robert de Insula and Thomas le Vavasour acknowledge that 
they owe to John, archbishop of Canterbury, 800 marks ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Southampton. — 
Master John de Langetoft, clerk, received the acknowledgment by writ 
of dedimus potestatem, which is on the files of this year. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Nov. 20. To Master Thomas Sampson, the king's clerk. Order to be at West- 

Quarrendon. minster on Monday after St. Nicholas nest, to treat with the king and 

others of the council upon certain most urgent affairs, and further 

to do what shall be enjoined upon him on the king's behalf. By K. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

Thomas de Blaston. Henry Power. 

Thomas de Lincoln. John de Stouford. 

Nov. 20. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to cause proclamation 
Quarrendon. to be made on Sunday next and Monday following that all merchants 
deputed to take wool for the king's use, who are about to come to 
Westminster by the king's order, shall stay there and treat with the 
mayor and sheriffs upon affairs enjoined upon them by the king, until 
the Friday following, on whioh day the king has ordained to hold his 
council, to receive information from them upon the matters so treated, 
and further to do what shall seem good to the council. By K. 

Deo. 11. John de Exon[ia] acknowledges that he owes to John de Holboume, 
Beading, clerk, 40*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Northampton. 
Cancelled on payment. 



Nov. 6. 
Thame. 



Membrane iSd. 

To the taxers and collectors in co. Middlesex of the tenth and fifteenth 
granted for three years. Order to permit the master and brethren 
of the hospital of St. Giles without London to have respite until Easter 
next, for the quota touohing them. By C. 

Memorandum, that John de Little of London, Thomas Doget of 
London, Geoffrey de Branglyng of London and Robert de Westwode 
of London came into chancery at the New Temple, London, on 13 
November, and mainpemed for Thomas son of Simon de Waltham, 
' fhisser,' suspect of certain felonies and misdeeds, and imprisoned at 
Neugate, and who cruelly wounded and beat Theobald Poleyn, the king's 
Serjeant of chancery, that Thomas will behave well and will do no 
harm to Theobald henceforth. 

Enrolment of grant, surrender and confirmation made before the 
chancellor by Thomas, prior of Bustlesham and his convent, to William 
de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, their founder, of the manor of 
Hurdecote, co. Somerset, and 10 marks yearly rent whioh the prior 
and convent of Taunton, are wont to render to them for the manor an^ 



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277 



1337. 



Membrane \Zd — cont. 



hundred of Dylverton in the same county, which they held of the 
earl's gift, and by the king's confirmation. Witnesses : Master Robert 
de Stretford, elect of Chichester, the chancellor, Nicholas de la Beche, 
John de Molyns, Jolm de Mere, John de Clyvedou, knights, Ralph de 
Middelny, John de Leddred. Dated at London on 20 November, 1337, 
11 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that the prior came into chancery at London oa. 22 
November, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas the said earl, lord of the 
manor of Dynby, founded the said monastery of Austin canons by the 
king's licenoe, he has granted to the prior and canons there his manor 
of Brustlesham, oo. Berks, an acre of land in Kyngesclere, co. South- 
ampton, and the advowson of the ohurch of that town, a certain enclosed 
assart containing 104 acres 1 rood 28 perches of land upon the heath 
at BerendemuUe in the manor and town of Cokham, co. Berks, to 
hold in frankalmoin. Witnesses : John, archbishop of Canterbury, 
Master Robert de Stretford, archdeacon of Canterbury, Sir Geoffrey le 
Sorop, Sir Jolin de Stonore, Sir Thomas West, Sir Nicholas de la 
Beche, Sir John de Molyns, Sir John de Mere, Sir Robert Achard, 
knights, Michael de Wath, John de Sancto Paulo, William de Langeleye, 
James de Wodestok, John de Benham, John de Leddred, Henry de 
Pynkeneyj. Dated at Brustlesham on 15 April, 1336 (sic), 11 
Edward III. 

Memorandum, that the earl came into chancery at London on 22 
November, and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Enrolment of the same deed. Dated on 15 April 1337, 11 Edward III. 
Memorandum, that the earl came into ohaaoery at London on 22 
November, and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 



Dec. 3. 
Beading. 



Nov. 16. 
Thamo. 



Nov. 25. 
Beading. 



Membbane 12d. 

Richard le titz Symon, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John 
de Sutton, parson of Baketon church, 229 marks Qs. 8d.; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in oo. Norfolk. 

To Walter de la Boure, bailiff of the liberty of Hereford. Order to 
have Roger CoUyng, citizen of Hereford, before the king and his council 
in chancery on Monday after St. Lucy next to answer for his contempt 
and further to do and receive what shall be determined then, knowing 
that the king will amerce him at 100s., because he did not have Roger 
before the king on the morrow of Martinmas last, and will amerce 
him more severely .f he does not obey the present order, as the king 
ordered Roger to be before him and his council on the morrow of 
the Nativity of the Virgin last, to do what should be enjoined upon 
him there, and because he did not come, the king ordered the sheriff 
of Hereford to attach Roger, and have him before the king and his 
council on the morrow of Martinmas last to answer for his contempt, 
and the sheriff returned that the writ was returned to Walter, who 
answered that Roger was attached by John de Brampton, ' barber,' 
and Stephen Nif, to have him before the king on a day contained 
in the writ, and Roger having been exacted several times, has not 
come on that day and has not been brought by Walter. By C. 

To Walter de Rodeneye. Order to perform the following matters 
without delay, as the king appointed him with John Inge and Thomas 



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Dec. 6. 
Beadin?. 



Dec. 7. 
Reading. 



Dec. 9. 
Readmg. 

Dec. ?>. 
Reading. 



Dec. 13. 
Reading. 



de Marlebergh to levy and ooUeot tlie tenth and fifteenth granted for 
three, years, in oo. Somerset, answering for one moiety on. the morrow 
of St. Andrew, and for the other at the Purification yearly, and the 
king also appointed them to collect scutage for the army of Scotland 
in the first year of the reign, and he has learned that John is at 
present engaged upon other affairs and that Walter is remiss in the 
execution of the said assignjnents. By C. 

Philip de Pisford of Northampton and William de Byfle of North- 
ampton acknowledge that they owe to Robert de Foxton, 30/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in oo. North- 
ampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Gilbert Everard, parson of Tyohemersh church and Thomas de 
Croukerne acknowledge that they owe to Thomas de Evesham, clerk, 
40s. ; to be levied, etc. in oo. Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Stephen le Botiller of Northalle acknowledges that he owes to John 
de Neubury, citizen of London, 20/. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Middlesex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Kobert son of Robert Russel of Tikhull acknowledges that he OAves 
to John de Sancto Paulo, clerk, 40 marks, to be levied, etc. in co. 
York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Sanoto Paulo, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Robert 
son of Robert Russel of Tikhull, 20/'. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Berks. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William de Pysynden acknowledges that he owes to! John, archbishop 
of Canterbury, 400/. ; to be levied', in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Kent. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to 
cause Giles de Badelesmere, who is about to set out to Scotland in the 
king's service, to have respite until Easter next for all the debts which 
are exacted from him, those of Thomas de Clare, Richard de Clare and 
other ancestors, as well as his own. By K. 

Richard de Basyngstok, goldsmith of London, acknowledges that he 
owes to William de Pertenhale of Wodestrete, London, 40/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the oity of 
Londoni. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas de Ferariis, to whom the king granted the custody of the 
purparty of Isabella, daughter and co-heir of John de Moeles, tenant 
in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, to hold until she should come 
of age, puts in his place William de Burgh, clerk, to receive Isabella's 
purparty of the knight's fees and advowsons, touching her of John's 
inheritance. 

Enrolment of grant by David de Tillebury, citizen and spicer of London, 
to Sir John de Marton, parson of Westtillebury church and John de la 
Pole, of all the lands and rents which he held by the grant of Robert 
de Suwell and Roysia his mother, in the towns and' parishes of Stifford, 



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1337. Membrane 12d — cont. 

Tliurrok, Grey and Little TliuiTok, co. Essex, together with the advowson 
of Stiff ord. chiiroh and all othea- appurtenances; also all his lordship 
and all lands, rents and services which he has acquired from John de 
Stiti'ord in the towns of Stitford, Chaldewell and Little Thurrok, to 
wit, of the tenement of John Richard, 5s. &\d. yearly; of the tenement 
of Simon le May, 8c^. yearly; of the teniement of Alice le May, \%d. 
yearly; of David Eleyne, Vld. yearly; of the tenement of Gunnora 
Stievene, \2d. yearly; of the tenement of Adam de Enefeld, 2d. yearly; 
of the tenement of Simon atte Benne, 22c?. yearly; of Ivo atte Cherche, 
for a marsh in Chaldewell, \d. yearly; of Hugh de Shirfeld, for a marsh 
which he holds in Little Thurrok, Id. yearly. Witnesses : Sir Henry 
Gernet, knight, Benedict de Ditton, John de Nieweton, Richard de 
Norton, Gilbert Wade, John Richard, John de Cherleton, Thomas de 
Maryns, Roger de Frowyk, John de Priterwell. Dated at London on 
Wednesday after St. Andrew, 11 Edward HI. 

Memorandum, that David came iruto chancery at London on 16 
December, and acknowledged the preceding charter. 

Memorandum, that Sir Thomas de Evesham and Sir Thomas de 
Sibthorp, clerks of chancery, received the acknowledgment. 

Dec. 13. To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause Simon Heron to be released 
Westminster, from prison if he shall hnd mainpernors who will undertake to have 
him before the king with his letters of acquittance on the quinzaine 
of Hilary next, to do and receive what the king's court shall then 
determine, as it has been shown to the king by Simon that 
whereas he acknowledged before John de Pulteneye, then mayor 
of London, and William de Carleton, clerk, to receive recog- 
nisances of debts at London, according to the statute of 
Acton Burnel, that he owed to Thomas de Everyngham, knight, 60Z., 
and had not observed the terms of payment, he was taken by the 
sheriffs and imprisoned at Neugate ; and although Thomas has now 
been fully satisfied for the 60/., by his letters of acquittance, which are 
in Simon's possession, as he says, yet Simon is detained in prison, 
and has besought the king to provide a remedy, wherefor the king 
ordered Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices appointed to hold 
pleas before the king, to summon Thomas and others concerned before 
them, view the said letters and hear Simon's plaint, and further to 
cause what is right to be done for his release. 

Enrolment of release by John son and heir of William Tornegold of 
Braynford, to John de Bray of Chesewyk, of all his right and claim in. 
all lands, woods, meadows, pasture, rents and services which John 
hold-s of the enfeoffment or demise of Joan Tornegold, his mother, in 
fee or for her life, in the town of Yillyngg, co. Middlesex. Witnesses : 
Richard de Heyle, John Tornegold, citizen and fishmonger of Londoni, 
John de BristoU, Maurilius de Saunford, Henry atte Grene. Dated at 
Yillyngg on Friday after St Lucy, 11 Edward IIL 

Memorandum,, that John came into chancery at Westminster on 19 
December, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Membbane \\d. 

Dec. 20. To J. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to attend parliament at 

Westminster. Westminster on ths morrow of the Purification next, to treat upon 

certain affairs touching the state of the realm and other matters 

declared by the cardinals sent to the king by the pope, warning 



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loOi. Membrane \\d — cont. 

the prior and chapter of Christ Cliui-ch, Canterbury, the arohdeacon<3 
and all the olergy of that diocese, to attend the same in person or 
by proctors. By K. 

[^Foedera. Rep. Dignity of a Peer, iv. p. 488.] 

The like to W. archbishop of York and to seventeen bishops, and to 
H. bishop of Lincoln, or his vicar general whU© he is away. [Ihid-^ 

To the abbot of St. Augustine's, Canteibury. Summons to attend 
the said parliament. By K. 

\Eep. Dignity of a Peer, iv. p. 489.] 

The like to twenty-eight abbots, the prior of the Hospital of St. John 
of Jerusalem in England, and three other priors. [Ihid.^ 

To Henry, earl of Lancaster. Summons to attend the said parliament. 

[Ibid.] By K. 

The like to eight earls and to thirty-five others, the summonses to 
John de Nevill of Essex and William de Kerdeston being vacated, 
because they are elsewhere in the king's service. [Ihid.^ 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause two knights for that county, 
two citizens from each city and two burgesses from each borough to be 
elected to attend the said parliament- By K. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.'] 

To William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, constable of Dover castle 
and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. 
Order to cause two barons to be elected in each of these ports to 
attend the said parliament. [Ihid.] 

To Geoffrey le Scrop. Order to attend the said parliament, to treat 
with others of the council. [Ihid.] 
The like to twelve otherg. [Ibid.] 

To William de Bohun, earl of Northampton. Summons to attend 
the said parliament. [Ibid.] 

The like to six other earls, and eleven others. [Ibid.] 
Memorandum, that the writs directed to the magnates immediately 
above were sent to chancery to be annulled, because some of them are 
in Scotland and some beyond the sea, in the king's service. [Ibid.] 



MBMBBANE lOd. 

Nov. 29. To William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, constable of Dover castle 
Reading, and warden of the Cinque Ports, or toi him who supplies his place in 
the port of Dover. Order to mee't Peter, cardinal priest of St. Praxed, 
and Bertrand, cardinal deacon of St. Mary in Aquiro, who are about to 
come to England and intend to land at Dover, receive them and 
their households favourably, not permitting them to be aggrieved nor 
victuals to be sold to them at a higher price than obtained' before 
their arrival, causing this to be proclaimed, if necessary, and punishing 
those who do the contrary. By K. 

[Foedera.] 

Memorandum that John de Stouford of co. Devon, Richard de Kelles- 
huU of CO. Essex, Alan de Asshe of co. Somerset, Henry Power of the 
same county, William de Elmeden of co. York, Hasoulphus de Whitewell 
of CO. Rutland, George de Longevill of co. Northampton and Richard 
de Glatton of co. Cambridge, have mainperned before Master William 



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1337. Membrane 10c? — cont. 

la Zousch, dean of St. Peter's, York, the treasurer, Geoffrey le Scrop, 
justice of the Bench, and the barons of the exchequer, to have William 
son of Robert de Thorp, knight, whom the king ordered to be arrested 
by Thomas Wake, sheriff of Northampton, and WiUiam del Wode, for 
certain trespasses and contempts of tlie king, to answer for the said 
contempts and trespasses, and further to dc what shall be determined. 

Memorandum that the mainprise was sent by the treasurer, Geoffrey, 
the justices and barons to chancery to be enrolled. 

Dec. 6. To Thomas Wake, sheriff of Northampton, and William del Wode, 

Reading, the king's serjeant-at-arms. Order to cause the arrest of William son 
of Robert de Thorp to be superseded', and to release him by the 
aforesaid mainprise, as the king has learned that they are of good 
report, although he lately appointed Thomas and William to arrest 
Thomas Gentil, Robert de Thorp, knight, and William his son, suspect 
of certain trespasses, and to take them to the Tower of London. By C. 

Dec. 9. To John de Shardelawe and Hugh de Croft, justices appointed to 

Reading, take assizes in co. Bedford. Order to continue the assize of novel 
disseisin which Isolda, late the wife of William Inge, knight, arramed 
against Thomas, earl of Norfolk, who is staying in Scotland in the 
king's service against the Soots, and others contained in the original 
writ, in the state in which it now is, while the earl is in the said 
service, according to the ordinance made at Nottingham. By K. «k; C. 

Dec. 14. Hugh de Mortymer, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William 
Reading, de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Bedford. 

Ralph de Rastwold acknowledges that he owes to Maurice de Berkele, 
50 marks; to be levied, etc. in co. Oxford. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Deo. 15. Gilbert Pecohe, knight, Henry Pane and John de Bosoo acknowledge 
Westminster, that they owe to Robert de Scales, knight, 44/'. 8s. 10<^. ; to be levied, 
etc. in CO. Suffolk. 

Aug. 26. To William de Shareshull and his fellows, justices appointed to take 
Westminster, assizes in cos. Gloucester, Hereford, Worcester, Salop and Stafford. 
Order to continue all the assizes of novel disseisin and attaints arramed 
before them against Jolin de Cherleton, the elder, whom the king has 
appointed justiciary of Ireland, and who is, therefore, staying in that 
land, in the same state in which they now are, while he is staying in 
that service, according to the ordinance made at Notyngham. 

By K. & C. 

Dec. 15. To Thomas Wake, sheriff of Northampton, and William del Wode, 
Westminster, the king's serjeant-at-arms. Order to supersede the taking of Robert 
de Thorp, whom the king appointed them to arrest [a* above], by the 
mainprise of Hasoulphus de Whitewell of co. Rutland, William de Thorp 
of CO. Northampton, William de Leycestr[ia] of co. Leicester, Richard 
de Burton of co. York, Walter de Bylingham of co. Middlesex and John 
Paries of co. Essex. By K. & C. 

duppl, 

Deo. 17. John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, acknowledges that he owes to 
Westminster. Dinus Forcetti, Peter Byny and their fellows, merchants of the society 
of the Bardi, 2,000 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Norfolk, 



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Dec. 5. To the sheriff of York. Order, upon sight of these presents, to cause 

Reading. proclamation to be made in cities, boroughs, market towns and other 
fit places that no one shall hide or eloign his wool, or resist those 
appointed by the king to take wool in that county, under pain of 
forfeiture, but shall show his wool to them Avithout dissimulation, and 
permit them to buy and purvey it according to their commission, making 
known that if any one does anything to disturb this in any way, the 
king will cause his Avool to be seized as forfeit, and the sheriff shall 
aid and be attendant upon the takers of wool, as much as is necessary. 

By K. & C. 

The like to the sheriffs of all the counties where such takers and 
buyers were appointed. [Here follow the names and quantity, of wool, 
as at page 268 above. ^\ 

1338. 

Jan. 8. To Alfonso, king of Castile, Leon, Toledo, Galicia, Seville, Murcia, 

The Tower. Jaen and Algar\'es, and lord of the cotiaty of Molina. Alfonso has 
written to the king that he cannot attend to the matters in treaty 
between them, by their envoys, because he is much occupied by war, 
but that when peace comes, he hopes to do what is fitting thereupon; 
and the king will assist him in his disturbances, and rejoices that there 
is a prospect of the troubles being speedily terminated, and declares that 
he is always ready to complete the treaty, and requests Alfonso to ordain 
i : the completion of the premises, so that mutual assistance between their 

royal houses may continually increase. [Foedera.] 

Jan. 8. To the same. The king has received his letters in reply to a request 
The Tower, to prohibit his subjects from going to Flanders to their aid, stating 
that kings at war ought not to do harm to alien merchants trafficking, 
and requesting the king not to harass his subjects sailing to Flanders; 
and it is not the king's intention, to do so, as he wishes the subjects 
of Alfonso to take their goods where they please, but as it is not 
safe for thos* subjects to communicate Avith the Flemings in time of 
disturbance, if any damage is done to them by the king's subjects, he 
will cause speedy justice to be done and requests the like favour for 
his own subjects. [Ibid.] 

Jan. 7. To Meiry, queen of Castile and Leon. Request to prevail upon the 

The Tower, king of Castile, who is with his army against the king of Portugal, 
to send envoys to complete the matters begim between them. [Ibid.] 



1337. Membbane 8d. 

Deo. 18. To Nicholas de la Beche, consta.ble of the Tower of London, or to 
Westminster, him who supplies his place there. Order to release William Benet 
from prison by a certain mainprise, as the king lately appointed William 
de CaresAvell and other lieges to arrest William, suspect of felonies 
and misdeeds, and take him to the Tower, according to the agreement 
made lately in parliament at Westminster, and Peter de Monte Forti, 
knight, and William Trussel, knight, of co. Warwick, WilUam de 
Chiltinham, of co. Gloucester, have mainpemed before the king in 
chancery to have William Benet before the king, his council or justices 
to stand to right in the premises, and to do and receive what shall 
then be determined, and that he will behave well. By C. 



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1337. Membrane 8d — cont. ': '.l 

Deo. 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
Westminster, men of Great Yarmouth to have respite until Easter next for 300/., 
to wit 200/. of the tenth and fifteenth granted in parliament at West- 
minster and in the council at Nottingham in. the 10th year of the 
reign, and 100/. for the first term of the tenth and fifteenth lately- 
granted for three years in the council at Westminster, as those men 
have besought the king to pardou them that sum, as they are much 
depressed by the arrest of their ships and because foreign merchants 
and merchandise, from whicdi they receive most advantage, have not 
come to that town for a- great while. By C. 

The like to the collectors of the same in. co. Norfolk. By C. 

Dec. 18. To William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, constable of Dover castle 
Westminster, and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. 
Order, upon sight of these presents, to cause proclamation to be made 
that no one shall inflict injury on the men of Great Yarmouth, by 
reason of the dissensions between them and the men of the Cinque 
Ports, under pain, of forfeiture, but they shall treat the men of Great 
Yarmouth favourably when they come to those parts, as the king 
ordained a fleet, provided for war, at the supplication of certain 
mercJiants, lords and masters of ships, to go to the duciiy [of Aquitaine] 
for wine and return thence, and the king has learned that evil and 
damage may arise between the ships of the Cinque Ports and those 
of Great Yarmouth, if these ships chance to meet upon the sea, by 
reason of the dissensions between them, and the king wishes to prevent 
such evils, as his subjects ought to be united, since they are surrounded 
on all sides by enemies. The king has sent a like prohibition to the 
men of Great Yarmouth. By K. & C. 

1338. 

Jan. 2. To justices of the Bench. Order to continue in the same state in 

Westminster, which it now is, the assize of novel disseisin which Tliomas Retheryk 
arramed before William de Shareshull and his fellows, justices of assize 
in CO. Salop, against John de Cherleton, whom the king has appointed 
justiciary of Ireland, who is staying in that land, and Hawisia his wife 
and others contained in the original writ, concerning tenements in 
Great Meleneok, Thledreth, Kithleveno, Stradenemoy, Tlilanershemereys, 
Bodenwal, Thlannegheyn, Doluaur, Codwynnayn, Roulas, Garthloulgh, 
and Pymyrth, which assize is adjourned before the justices on account 
of certain difficulties in it, while John is staying in the king's service, 
in accordance with the ordinance made at Notingham. By K. & C. 



Membbane Id. 

Jan. 8. Thomas de Evesham and Henry de Bradeweye, clerks, acknowledge 

Ucrtford. that Ihey owe to John Hamond of London, 40?. ; to be levied, in defauic 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Gloucester. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Jan. 9. Edmund le Gode, vicar of Westthurrok church and John le Smyth 
Hertford, of Westthurrok, acknowledge that they owe to William de Cusancia, 
clerk, 10/.; to be levied, etc. in co. Essex. 

Henry de Annesleye of Saxendale acknowledges that he owes to John 
Ursel, chaplain, 20/.; to be levied, etc. in co. Nottingham. 



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Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Peter de Sesers, merchant 
of Arragon, is appointed' attorney of all the merchants of Arragoun 
and Malorges who had laded merchandise in a ship of Malorges, called 
' Seint Lodwiz,' in which Bernard Badors was master, he releases to 
Elias Condy, Michael le Yonge, Richard Wygod, William Loveryk, 
Salomon Yok, John Loveryk, Thomas and Richard his brothers, William 
Jolif, William Fauconer, Thomas de Staple and all others of the town 
of Sandwich, all actions with respect to the ship and the merchandise 
therein, which were taken on 13 October, 1336, by a ship of Sandwich 
called ' la Godhiete,' in which Elias Condy was master. Dated at London 
on Thursday after Epiphany, 11 Edward IIL French. 

Memorandum that Peter came into chancery at London in the church 
of the Carmelites, on 9 January, and acknowledged the preceding letters. 

Jan. 10. John Hubert of London, ' flesshemongere,' acknowledges that he owes 
Hertford, to Richard de Lammuth of London., ' fysshemongere,' and Laurence 
Draper of London, ' fysshemongere,' 20/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Joan late the wife of Thomas Corbet of Bedvngton, acknowledges that 
she owes to Henry Wymond and William Box, 100/. ; to be levied, 
etc. in CO. Surrey, 

Henry de Bradewaye acknowledges that he owes to John de Stretford, 
archbishop of Canterbury, 200/. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Southampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 



1337. MEMBBANE 6d. 

Dec. 29. Arnald Garoy de Sanoto Johanne acknowledges that h6 owes to Thomas 
Westminster, de Bradestan, knight, 340/. ; to be levied, etc. in oo. Buckingham, 

Dec. 20. William, prior of Holy Trinity, Walingford, acknowledges for himself 
Westminster, and convent that they owe to John Wythorn, parson of Boscombe 
church, diocese of Salisbury, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels and ©colesiastioal goods in co. Berks. 
Cancelled on, payment. 

Dec. 18. Queen Philippa puts in her place Thomas de Brayton and William 
Westminster, de Kyrkeby, clerks, to prosecute the execution of certain recognisances 
made to her in chancery by certain persons. — The chancellor received 
the attorneys. 

Nov. 10, To the mayor and sheriffs of London, Order to cause all merchants 
Tliame. of Spain who come to the realm with their goods and merchandise, 
whom the king lias taken into his protection, to be favourably treated 
and to defend them from injury, and to cause anything which has 
been forfeited, to be restored to them, while they behave faithfully 
with the king and have no intercourse with his enemies, as the king 
has confirmed these privileges to such merchants, which were granted 
by Edward I, by charter. By K. 

Dec. 25. To the abbot and convent of Rerisby. Order to send a strong horse, 

Guildford, not (euitumj, to chancery for carrying the rolls there, to be thereon 

the quinzaine of Hilary next, to be delivered to John de Sancto Paulo, 

keeper of those rolls. By K. 



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Deo. 10. To Edward, duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, the king's son. 
Wind'sor. Order to appoint a fit person in place of Robert de Ledesham to take 
and buy wool for the kin^j's use in cos. Chester and Flynt, as he is 
impeded by divers affairs from doing this, as the king has learned. 

By K. k C. 

Dec. 24. To P. cardinal priest of St. Praxed. The king has heard the pope's 
Guildford, letters, sent by the cardinal, endeavouring to make peace between him 
and the king of France, but notifies that, according to the custom of 
the realm, such important business is not dealt with without consulting 
the prelates, magnates, wise men of the realm, and the king's friends, 
wherefore the king has summoned a parliament at Westminster on 
the morrow of the Purification next, but the king binds himself that 
no invasion shall be made on the lands of the king of France before 
1 March next, and has ordered the seneschal of Gasoony, the warden of 
the Cinque Ports, and the bailiffs and men of other places where there 
is a great quantity of ships, to do no harm to the people of France 
after fifteen days, reckoned from this 22 December, before the said 
1 March, and to publicly forbid all the king's subjects to attempt any- 
thing against the said grant, under pain of forfeiture. Et erat patens, 
[Fcedera.] 

The like to B. cardinal deacon of St. Mary in Aquiro. 

Dec. 20. To the collectors of scutage in co. Wilts of the army of Scotland, in 
Westminster, the 1st year of the reign. Order to supersede the demand made on 
John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, for scutage for his manors of Caneford, 
Aldebourn, Troubrugg, Cherleton, Hengestrigg and Aumbresbury and 
the fees pertaining thereto, until Easter next, so that the king may 
cause the rolls of chancery to be inspected thereupon in the mean time, 
and justice to be done, as the earl has shown that although the manors 
and fees were in his hands in the said year and he did his service 
for them, yet the collectors, pretending that they were in the king's 
hands, exact scutage therefrom and distrain the earl therefor, whereupon 
he has besought the king to provide a remedy, and the chancery rolls 
of that year are not at present in chancery, whereby the matter could 
be resolved. By C. 

Dec. 30. Robert, bishop of Chichester, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Guildford. Sancto Paulo, Master John de Belegrave, Master John de Mitford, Master 
William de Fissheburn, William de Langeton, clerks, and William de 
Preston, executors of the will of John, late bishop of Chichester, 665 
marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
and ecclesiastical goods in co. Sussex. — Thomas de Baumburgh received 
the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment; acknowledged by John de Belgrave. 

Enrolment of indenture made on Tuesday after Christmas, 11 
Edward III, between Robert, bishop of Chichester, and the said executors, 
testifying that whereas the bishop has made the preceding recognisance, 
which was made for the corn of the bishopric for autumn last, sold 
by the executors in the best market, in part to the bishop, so that he 
should repair the houses, ornaments and other things, of which the 
repairs ought to be made, the bishop releases them of all action 
which he might have in this respect, and the executors grant that 
the com deposited in granges to other uses than the bishop's, shall 
be allowed to him in the said sum, according to what it is now worth. 
Dated at Aldyngbum, as aforesaid, 



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•■'■'■■ i-'v Memorandum that the bishop and executors came into chancery at 

';'■••/-■ ■• Aldyngburn on the said Tuesday, and acknowledged the preceding 
■ " ■ ■ •' indenture. 

1338. 

- Jan. 5. Eborardus le Frenshe, mayor of Bristol, acknowledges that he owes 
The Tower, to the king, 220^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in oo. Gloucester. 

Jan. 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John 

The Tower. Golafre, sheriff of Woroester, who is on the king's business, to have 

respite until the morrow of the close of Easter next, for rendering his 

account due on the morrow of the Purification next. By C. 

Jan. 13. John de Colon[ia], citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to 
.The Tower. Henry de Wyckewane, 407.; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in the city of London. 
Cancelled on payment. 



Jan. 14. 



Nicholas Breton of Welton acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 



The Tower. Roderham, clerk, 40s. ; to be levied, etc. in co. Lincoln'. 



1337. 

Dec. 28. 

Guildford. 



1338. 

Jan. 4. 

The Tower. 



Jan. 2. 
Buekden. 



Membrane 6d. 

William de Birston, clerk, is sent to the abbess and convent of St. 
Mary, Winchester, to receive a yearly pension from that house, by 
reason of the new creation of the abbess, until they have provided him 
with a suitable benefice. By p.s. [10502.] 



Robert de Burton, clerk, is sent to R. bishop of Chichester, to receive 
a yearly pension from him, by reason of his new creation, until the 
bishop shall provide him with a suitable benefice. By p.s. [10526.] 

To the archbishop of Dublin or his vicar general, if he is absent. 
Order not to interfere with the arohbishop of Armagh in the. bearing 
of his cross in that diocese, on his way to the parliament at Dublin 
on the morrow of Hilary next, to which the king has summoned him. 

\Fcedera.] ByC. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Dublin. The like order. By C. 

Bartholomew de Burgherssh puts in his place John de Pikeryng, 
clerk, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 40/., made to 
him in chancery by John de Frenyngham. 

Walter de Bermyngeham and Elizabeth his wife, sister and co-heir 
of John de Multon of Egremunt, tenant in chief, put in their plaoe 
Thomas! de Pardeshou and Robert de Rotyngton, to receive Elizabeth's 
purparty of the said inheritance. 

Enrolment of release by William de Mountagu, earl of Salesburv, and 
Katherine de Mountagu, countess of Salesbury, to Sir John de Molyns 
of all their right and claim in the manor of Fulmere, co. Buckingham, 
which John holds of their grant. Witnesses : Sir Nicholas de la Beche, 
Sir Richard de la Vache, Sir Gerard de Bravbrok, knights, Richard 
Ward, John Brune, Richard de Hatcombe. Dated at Hatfeld on 5 
December, 11 Edward III, French. 



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^87 



1338, Afembrane 5d — cont. -— 

Memorandum that on Tuesday, the Epiphany, Katherine came to 
Childrelangeleye, co. Hertford, before William de Emeldon, clerk, who 
received her acknowledgment of the above deed, by the power granted 
to him by the king by writ of dedirrms potestatem, which is on the files, 



1337. Membbane id. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas queen Isabella holds the 
castle and manor of Rysyng, oo. Norfolk, a fourth part of the Tolbothe 
of Lynn, in the same ooimty, the manor of Cbeilesmore, 98^. 6s. 8^. 
rent in Coventry and the service of the prior of Coventry, in oo. Warwick, 
which formerly belonged to Sir Robert de Mohaut, steward of Chester, 
of which the reversion belongs to the king, who has granted it to 
Edward, duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, his son, the queen accepts 
that grant and is attorned to the duke according to the said grant. 
Dated at Rysyng on 10 December, 11 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that on Thursday, Christmas day. Sir Henry de 
Ingelby, clerk, who had power by writ of dedimus potestat'em, which is 
on the files, went to Rysyng, co. Norfolk, and received the queen's 
acknowledgment of the preceding deed. 

1338. 

Jan. 19. Master Robert de Askeby, parson of Wessyngton church, diocese of 
Berwlok-on- Durham, acknowledges that he owes to Robert Galoun, of Newcastle 

* ■ upon Tyne, 181. 6s. 8d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 

lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in the bishopric of Durham. 

Jan. 21. William de Carleton of London acknowledges that he owes to John 
BerwiA-oa- (Je Basyngge of London, 40 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, 

* ■ of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Jan. 8. To R. king of Jerusalem and Sicily, prince of Capua, prince of Apulia, 
The Tower, count of Folcalcar and Piedmont. Request to give credence to Arnald 

de Duro Forti, knight, upon what he shall say on the king's behalf. 

[Foedera.] 

The like to Alfonso, king of Castile, Leon, Toledo, Galicia, Seville, 

Cordova, Muroia, Jaen and Algarves, lord of the county of Molina. 

[Ibid.] 

To the queen of Jerusalem and Sicily. The like request. [Ibid.] 
To the duchess of Duraohe. The like request. [Ibid.] 
To Charles, duke of Dnrache. The like request. [Ibid.] 

Jan. 23. Edmund le Bakere of Berkelowe acknowledges that he owes to 
Berwriok-on- Gilbert de ChishuU, clerk, 8 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Cambridge. 

Jan. 22. Margery, late the wife of William de Blount, acknowledges that she 
Berwi*-on- owes to John le Blount, 1,000^^.; to be levied, etc. in oo. Hereford. — 
^ ' Walter Power, clerk, reoeived the acknowledgment by writ. 

Jan. 3. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive John 

The Tower, de Longeleye and John de Strod as the attorneys of William Moraunt, 

sheriff of Kent, to render his account on the morrow of Hilary next, as 

he is on the king's business. By C. 

. Jan. 3. To the same. Order to receive Thomas Darent as the attorney of 
The Tower. Henry de Bradewej^e, steward of John, archbishop of Canterbury, in 



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Tweed 



13o8. Membrane 4<f — cont. 

divers counties, who is on the king's business, to render his account on 
the morrow of Hilary next. By C. 

Jan. 15. To William de Clynton, earl of Himtingdon, constable of Dover castle 
Berwick^-on- and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his 
place. Order to hear the plaintsi of Gonsalvo Piers de 
Sauuoler, master of a ship called 'la Seinte Marie' of Santander, 
Nicholas Fraunk and Benedict Sanches, merchants of Seville (Civile) 
in Spain of the unjust seizure of their goods and injuries inflicted on 
them by sea and land, taking inquisition upon the matter, and to 
restore their goods to them, or cause those who took them to make 
restitution and to pay them the damages which they have suffered, 
imprisoning the said malefactors imtil they have made such satisfaction, 
and to punish them, and' so to act that it may not behove the king 
to stretch out a heavier hand to this, provided always that if any 
goods were taken from the king's enemies or their adherents, which 
are forfeit to the king, they shall be kept for his use; the king 
also sends to the earl the tenor of an inquisition taken upon the 
premises by Hugh de Courteneye, earl of Devon, and John de Ralegh 
of Beaudeport; as the king has learned from the plaint of some 
merchants of Spain, Portugal, Catalonia, the duchy of Aquitaine and 
other friendly lands, that their merchandise, which they were bringing 
to the realm, has been taken by force, by certain of the king's subjects, 
and the king wishes those merchants to enjoy the privileges which 
Edward I granted to them and which the king confirmed. By K. & C. 



1337. 



Enrolment of attornment by queen Isabella to Sir Henry de Ferera 
for the manor of Walton, which she holds for life, with reversion to the 
king, who has granted that reversion to Henry. Dated at Rysyng on 
1 December, 11 Edward IH. French. 

Memorandum, that Sir Henry de Ingelby, clerk, who received power 
by writ of dedimus potestatem, which is on the files, went to Rysyng 
on Thursday, Christmas day, and received the queen's acknowledgment 
of the preceding deed. 



1338. Membbane Sd. 

Enrolment of release by John son of John Blaket, knight, to Thomas 
de Lincoln of all his right and claim in the lands, rents, services, etc. 
which he holds of John's gift and enfeoffment in Wandlesworth, 
Wymbeldon and Batertheseye. Witnesses : Richard Cbstantyn, John 
de Shyrburn, William de Brunne, John Russel, John de Colwell, 
Henry Chayner. Dated at London on Friday the morrow of the Cir- 
cumcision, 11 Edward HI. 

Memorandum that John came into chancery at the New Temple, 
London, on 20th January, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of acknowledgment of receipt by Richard Danvers of 
Master John de Hildesleye, fermor of the king, of the lands which 
belonged to Roger de Mortuo Mari in Neubury, of 6/. of a yearly rent of 
100s. due to him for life. Dated at London on 5 January, 11 Edward IH. 

Memorandum that Richard came into chancery at London on 5 
January and acknowledged the preoeding letters- 



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1338. Membbane 2d. 

Jan. 5. To William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, constable of Dover castle 

The Tower, and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. 

Order to cause proclamation to be made that no one shall inflict injury 

by land or sea on the people of France until 1 March next, in accordance 

with the king's concession to the pope [as. at 'paye 285 above\. By K. 

\F cedera^ 

The like to the following, ' mutatis, mutandis.' 
The bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. 
The bailiffs of Boston. [Ihid.'\ 



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12 EDWARD III.— Part I. 



1338. 



Membbane 41. 



Jan. 26. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to distrain 
Berwick-on- Robert Wjrnyene of Troston for his fealty, as h© has done fealty to the 
"^"""' kin<r for the lands Avhich he holds in chief. 



Tweed. 



Jan. 26. 

Berwick-on- 

Tweed. 



Jan. 26. 

Berwick-on- 
Tweed. 

Jan. 26. 

Berwick-on- 
Tweed, 



Jan. 26. 

Berwick-on- 
Tweed. 



To Thomas Crosse, olerk of the great wardrobe. Order to deliver to 
R. bishop of Chichester, the chanoellor, the arrears of his fee of wax, 
which he receives from the king in his office, from 24 March last, when 
the king appointed him chanoellor, and to pay that fee henceforth so 
long as he is chancellor. 

To the sheriff of Sussex. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Gervase de Leem, deceased. 

To Roger Utlawe, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, in 
Ireland. Order, under pain of forfeiture, to make no apportum out 
of the realm, contrary to the statute, but to keep it in hisi possession, 
without taking or eloigning anything thereof, as the king has been 
informed that the prior intends to send such an apportum in no small 
sum of money, to parts beyond the sea, against the said statute and 
notwithstanding the king's late order to the contrary. By K. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with a messuage and virgate of land in Garthorp, restor- 
ing the issues thereof, retaining in the king's hands a messuage, 65 
acres of land, 12 acres of meadow and M?. ^d. rent in Wyverton, 
Bemeston and Tytheby, until further orders, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that the latter tenements came 
into the king's hands after the death of Hugh de Garthorp, by reason 
of the minority of William, his son, and heir, which tenements Joceus 
de Spaldyng held by the king's commission until the heir came of age, 
and those tenements are held of the king in chief, as of the honour 
of Peverel by the service of a third part of a fifth part of a knight's 
fee, and that William held no lands in chief as of the crown at his 
death, but he held the said messuage and virgate of land in Garthorp of 
William de Eton, by the ser\noe of a root of ginger (zinziheris) yearly 
find that Elizabeth, William's daughter, aged 2|- years, and Emma, 
another daughter, aged 30 weeks, are William's next heirs. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Whereas 
the king lately ordered them by writ to receive the 40s. beyond the 
custom due upon each of 500 sacks of wool which the king permitted 
Dinas Forcetti, Peter Byne, and their fellows, merchants of the society 
of the Bardi, to take to Lombardy, under a certain security, and to 
permit the merchants to take the wool as aforesaid, and because the 
merchants have undertaken before the council to pay 500/. of the loan on 
the 500 sacks to the treasurer in the present Parliament, the king orders 
the colloctors to permit the merchants to take freely to Lombardy such 
of the 500 sacks as still remain to be taken, by the aforesaid security, 
quit of the said loan,, provided that the custom due and the 20s. on 
each sack granted to the king are taken for the king's use. The king 



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Jan. 27. 

Berwick-on- 
Tweed. 



133o, , Membrane 41 — confi. 

has ordered Nicholas Mundeuard and Laurence de Mees, late collectors 
of customs in that port, not to exact anything of that subsidy, if any 
part of the wool have been transmitted to Lombardy in their time. 

By C. 

Mandate in pursuance to Nicholas and Laurence, provided that the 

custom due and the 205. on each sack granted toi the king are taken 

for the king's use. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allow- 
ance to be made to John de Wodhouse, keeper of the hanaper of 
chancery, in his account, for the sums which he has paid by the 
order of J. archbishop of Canterbury, R. bishop of Chichester, the 
chancellor, and others of the council, to divers couriers and envoya 
taking certain commissions and writs of the great and privy seals, to 
divers parts of the realm and beyond, for the king's affairs, and to the 
other persons following, sent to divers parts within and without the 
realm, charged with divers affairs bv the ooimoil, for their expenses, to 
wit, to William de Radenor, sent to Gascony, 10 marks; to James de 
Kyngeston, sent to the north to purvey ships, 100s. ; to Edmund de 
Grymesby, sent from London to Rochester in Kent, 22.?.. ; to Master John 
de Thoresby, sent from London to Thame in Buckingham, 145. ; to 
William de Swynemore, sent to Ireland, 6*. ; also to Thomas de 
Gairgrave, IBs. ; to William de Hardeshull, 245. ; to Alan de Boys, 
65. 8d.; to Roger de Acton, 135. id.; to John de Stoke, 65.. Sd.; to 
Robert de Wardecop, 13.?. id.; and to Gilbert de Clyderhowe, IDs.; 
who were all appointed to seize into the king's hands the priories, 
houses, benefices, places, goods and chattels of alien men of religion 
and others of the power of the king of France, in divers counties, to 
which they were sent; and 13/. 25. 1^. to the said envoys and couriers 
as the archbishop and chancellor have certified to the king. 

To John de Leycestr[ia], one of the chamberlains. Order to cause the 
keys of the treasury, which are in his possession, as the king has learned, 
to be sent to London without delay, by one of his clerks in whom 
he has confidence, to be delivered by indenture to John de Houton, 
another of the king's chamberlains, because the king wishes the bulls, 
instruments, memoranda, and other evidences which are in the treasury 
at the Tower of London, to be examined by him. By C. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause a verderer for the 
forest of Shirewode in that county to be elected in place of Philip 
de Caltoft, deceased. 

Feb. 2. To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to cause a coroner for that 
Westminster, county to be elected in place of Thomas de Walton, who is insufficiently 
qualified. 

Feb. 6. To Edmund de la Beche, keeper of the wardrobe. Order to account 
Westminster. -with Master Richard de Bynteworth, keeper of the privy seal, for the 
wages and fees of his office, for the time when he was withoxit the 
court on the king's affairs, and for when he was staying in the king's 
company in the court, while holding the said office, allowing him 205. 
daily for his wages when he was without the court and the accustomed 
wages and fees while he was in the court, and to pay him what is 
due to him without delay. By K. 

Feb. 4. To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 

YTestmin-ster. ijef ore the king. Whereas the king lately causwl a certain petition 

S 2 



Feb. 3. 

Chiltem 
Langley. 



292 ' CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



loQO, Membrane 41 — conti. 

of the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, shown 
before him and his oounoil in parliament, oonceming; the church of 
Rothele and the record and process held upon the advowson of that 
church before William de Bereford and his fellows, jusitices of the Bench 
of the late king, between the king and the prior, to come before him 
in chancery, and the king sent the record and process to the justices 
under the half seal (sub pede sigilli), ordering them to view the same 
and the said petition, calling before them the king's serjeants and 
hearing their reasons, and to cause justice to be don^ ; and afterwards 
at the prior's suit, showing that the justices have delayed to proceed 
in that affair by pretext of a writ of privy seal directing them not to 
take any inquisition upon the said affair until the quinzaine of 
Michaelmas last, and the prior beseeching the king to provide a remedy, 
the king ordered the justices to view the petition and record and 
process, calling the king's serjeants before them and to cause justice 
to be done, notwithstanding the said writ of privy seal, and although 
the justices have proceeded to the discussion of the affair by virtue 
of the said order, yet they have hitherto delayed to render judgment ; 
the king therefore orders them to view the petition, record and process, 
and the inquisition taken by them upon the said affair, as is said, 
calling before them those whom they see fit to summon, and further 
to proceed to render judgment with all possible speed, notwithstanding 
the said writ of privy seal. By p.s. 

l*eD. b. rp^ ^yjQ sheriff of "Worcester. Order to cause a verderer for the forest 
■ of Feckenham in that county, to be elected in place of Nicholas de 
Piry, deceased. 

To the same. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of Feckenham 
in that county, to be elected in place of Richard othe Hull of Grafton, 
who is so sick and broken by age that he cannot discharge the duties 
of the office. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a verderer for the forest 
of Spaunton, between the waters of Douve and Syvena, to be elected 
in place of John de Buttenvyk, deceased, as the king granted by charter 
to the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York, that they should guard 
the said forest by their own ministers and make attachments and all 
other things pertaining to the custody of the forest there, and if a 
verderer should die or prove insufficient, they should have writs in 
chancery to the sheriff of York, to elect another in his place. 

Feb. 7. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Westminster. Order to view the account of Robert de Haselshagh for the time when 
he was keeper of the exchanges of Canterbury and London, and to 
deliver to Master Thomas de Haselsagh and Peter de Shaldeford, 
executors of Robert's will, what shall be found to be due to him, 
without delay, or to give them a competent assignment therefor, as they 
have besought the king to order payment to be made to them of 
certain sums of money due to Robert of the surplus of his said account. 

Feb. 4. To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to cause a coroner for that 
Westminster, county to be elected in place of John son of Luke de Overe, who is 
insufficiently qualified. 

Feb. 10. To the sheriff of Berks. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
Westminster, to be elected in place of Geoffrey de Elfeton, who is insufficiently 
(qualified. 



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293 



1338. 

Jan. 26. 

Ber\vick-ou- 
Tweed. 



Membbane 40. 

To the treasurer aoid barons of the exchequer. Whereas the earls, 
bai'ons, knights, t'reemeni and community of tlie realm granted to the 
king a fifteenth and tenth in the great council at Notinghani on Monday 
after St. Matthew, in the 10th year of the reign, for the defence of 
the realm, and to avoid the oppression of the people of the realm by 
the taxers an.d collectors, the king appointed Constantine d© Mortuo 
Man and John de Hedersete to seek and receive from the cities, 
boroughs and towns in co. Norfolk, such sum and no more as had 
been levied for the tenth and fifteenth granted in the parliament at 
Westminster on Monday after Sunday in Mid-Lent, then last past ; 
and aftenvards at the suit of the men of the towns of Tilneye, Walpol, 
Walsokne and Westwalton, and the hamlet of Enemeth and the towns 
of Wygenhale and Tyryngton, showing that the lands pertaining to 
those towns and hamlet had been inimdated by sea storms and other- 
wise in Tylneye, Walpol, Walsokne, Westwalton and Enemeth, on Monday 
before Hilary in the said year and in Wygenhale and Tyryngton on 
Tuesday following, and that the corn sown there and their goods and 
chattels tliere had for the most part perished by such tempests, and 
they beseeching the king by their petition before him and his council 
in the last parliament to have consideration for the premises and order 
their goods and chattels which remain to them after the said destruction, 
to be tajced and assessed at the said tifteenth, the king appointed 
Constantine and John and John de la Rokele to take inquisitions con- 
cerning the said damage; and because it is found by such inquisitions 
that the corn and goods have for the most part been destroyed as 
aforesaid, the king appointed Constantine, John and John, with a clerk 
whom they should choose for this, for whom they should be answerable, 
to assess and tax the goods and chattels in those towns at the fifteenth, 
and to collect and levy the money thereof, and pay it at the exchequer ; 
and the towns and hamlet have been so taxed as the king has learned, 
to wit; Tilneye at 10^., Walpol at 16/. 8s., Walsokne at 12/., Westwalton 
with the said hamlet at 16/. 2s., Wigenhale at 13/. 4s. and Tiryngton 
at 16/. 9s. 6d., which sums the said men are ready to pay; the king 
therefore orders the treasurer and barons to view the said taxing, and 
if they find that tliis has been done with reasonable consideration to 
the said destruction, then to receive the said sums from Constantine, 
John and Jolm, and not to charge them or the men of the said towns 
with any other sums by reason of the tenth and fifteenth so granted 
at Notingham. 



Jan. 28. To the same. Order to cause Joceus de Spaldyng to be discharged 
Befwick-on- of 50s. yearly for the custody of a messuage, 65 acres of land, 12 
Tweed. acres of meadow and 14s. 7d. rent in Wyverton and Bernyston, co. 
Nottingham, which belonged to Hugh de Garthorp, deceased, tenant 
in chief of the late king, and which were in that king's hands by reason 
of the minority of William, Hugh's son and heir, from 8 June last, 
provided that answer is made to the king by Richard de Ty, parson 
of Multon church, for o2s. yearly for that custody from the same day, 
and by Joceus for any arrears due by him, as the late king, on 18 
May in the 12th year of his reign, granted that custody to Joceus to 
hold from the morrow of the clos« of Easter, then last past, until 
the heir should come of age, so that Joceus should maintain the heir 
in food, clothing and othei+*neoessaries during that custody and should 
render 50s. as aforesaid; and the present king on the said 8 June 
committed that custody to Kichard to hold during pleasure, so that 



294 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1338. Membrane 40 — cont. 

he should maintain the heir in food, clothing and other necessaries, and 
render 52s. yearly at the exchequer. 

Jan. 26. To John Petyt of Trenerth and Serb Wyse, taxers and collectors 
Berwick-on- in CO. Cornwall of the triennial tenth and fifteenth granted 
Tweed. ]^y ^^^^ Isiiij. Ordea" to deliver to Diuus Forcetti and Peter 
Bini and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi, 
440/. of the money of the tenth and fifteenth granted for 
tliree years in co. Cornwall, if the king ordered them to do so 
by writ of the exchequer, in part satisfaction of a great sum of money 
in which the king is bound to them, receiving from the merchants 
the tallies which the king caused to be levied in discharge of John 
and Serlo, as the king wishes the payment to be accelerated, because 
the merchants have agreed to lend him that sum for his affairs when 
they have received it. By C. 

Feb. 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 2507. 
Westminster, to be allowed to William de Brykelesworth and John d© Northall, who 
were elected sheriffs of London for a year from Michaelmas in the 
tenth year of the reign, in their account for the said year, pro\dded 
that tliey answer to tlie king for the residue of the ferm and issues 
of that city, as lately at the suit of William and Johni, by their petition 
before the king and his council in parliament at Westminster on Monday 
after St. Matthew last, beseeching tlie king to provide for their indemmty, 
as they ought to have received greater profits from the customs ol 
wool, hides, wool-fells and other merchandise brought from and to 
that port, as other sheriff's there received them, in aid of the payment 
of the ferm and for the maintenance of the ministers of the city 
and of oth»rs whom it behoved the sheriff's to retain at their own 
expense for the execution of the king's orders and the presei*vation 
of the peace in that city, and the sheriff's were hindered from taking 
and receiving such benefits by reason of the kings orders before the 
said Michaelmas, prohibiting wool, liides, wool-fells or any merchandise 
or victuals to be taken out of the realm, and because of the disturbance 
(mocionis) made upon the sea, whereby such merchandise did not 
come to the city from parts beyond; and because it was found by 
examination and information of John de Pulteneye, then mayor of the 
city, and of six aldermen, before the king and his council in chancery, 
according to the agreement made in, paiiiament thereupon, that William 
and John had lost such profits, without their own fault, up to the 
sum of 250/., the king oi'dered the treasurer and barons to cause 
250/. to be allowed to them in their aooount, which they have hitherto 
delayed to do, as the king has been informed by William and John. 

By K. & C. 

Feb. 8. To Ralph de Nevyll, keeper of the forest beyond Trent, or to him 

Westminster -who supplies liis place in the forest of Galtres. Order to deliver to 

Master William la Zousoh, dean of St. Peter's, York, the treasure